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Old 07-19-09, 01:15 PM
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Shimano expressly forbids radial lacing on their regular hubs and will not warranty them if it's done.

However, their prebuilt wheel sets are radial laced and the hubs are specifically designed for it. I have a set of WH-R560 wheels for which the front is laced 16-spokes radial and the rear is 20-spokes radial on the drive side (yes, the drive side) and 2X on the non-drive side.
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