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Old 01-22-07, 12:32 PM
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Better low spoke count wheels take advantage of special designs such as spokes that pull straight with no shoulder bend. These can take higher tension and suffer less fatigue. The rims are also stiffer, often deep section.
Some LSC wheels may be as strong as higher spoked tradtional wheels but they are less maintainable. If you snap one of 36 spokes you can ride home and repair it yourself.
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