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Old 10-13-17, 04:59 PM
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Type of wheel setup

What is this wheel spoking / build called? A friend gave me these and I have never seen this particular setup before with spoke heads hooking into the V part of the rim . Hubs are Shimano and was setup for 9 speed. Thanks
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No idea if there's a name, other than Shimano wheels with spokes elbow to rim. Or, of course whatever brand/marketing name they gave it.

The claimed benefit, which has legitimate science behind it, is that crossing to the far side of the rim increased the bracing angle, and and the wheels stiffer.

In the end, the market didn't buy into it, and the design went onto the back "good idea, didn't sell" shelf to collect dust.
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Huh. I've never seen anything like this either.

So the spoke just one long u? How do they ride guys?
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Originally Posted by MR BIG STUFF View Post
Huh. I've never seen anything like this either.

So the spoke just one long u? How do they ride guys?
There's more things in heaven and earth, Horatio........

here's more info

I've edited the link. Sorry if anyone tried it earlier. Shimano has a habit of reusing numbers, so the prior link had the right photo, but the text was about modern wheels with the same product code.

Anyway, these were sometimes referred as having a "crossover" spoke pattern. They were produced in 2001 or 2002, but there were a few iterations, some with the same hub and nomal rims, others with crossover and different hubs and so on.

As I said earlier, the design objective (other than just the cool factor) was to increase lateral rigidity for high dish wheels on narrow hubs.

A search for "Shimano crossover spoke wheels" or "Shimano wheels with spokes hooked to the side of the rim", followed by clicking images, will bring up a large number of photos you can quickly scroll through to find links to more details.
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I'll give an age honored answer to "how do they ride"? They ride right nice when they're first put on. The new tires and drivetrain maintenance done at the same time have no bearing. After a while they ride right normal, as they should but no sky rockets go off any longer. Then a spoke breaks and your heart feels a pang of parting as it will only be a right short time before these wheels are your rain ones. By the way the new replacement ones will feel right nice I hear. Andy
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I'll give an age honored answer to "how do they ride"? They ride right nice when they're first put on. The new tires and drivetrain maintenance done at the same time have no bearing. After a while they ride right normal, as they should but no sky rockets go off any longer. Then a spoke breaks and your heart feels a pang of parting as it will only be a right short time before these wheels are your rain ones. By the way the new replacement ones will feel right nice I hear. Andy

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Did you buy a big package deal on "right"?


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I thought I would make sure no one mistook me for one of them lefties Andy (who actually does like sinister people).
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