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I have a new double walled rim with heavy duty spokes which I cannot find to purchase

Where can Ibuy silver 290 x 2.3
13 gauge I believe
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I'm a little skeptical how necessary 13g spokes are generally--they make correcting the spoke line harder. That said, spokes can be cut to length by many shops. https://www.ebay.com/itm/SAPIM-LEADE...-/263208756429 is an example of a eBay shop that'll do it.
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Sapim also makes a 2.3/2.0 single butted spoke (J-Bend at 2.3). I can't find a similar double butted spoke.


It looks like Sapim also has a 2.6mm (12 ga) which might be used for heavy duty trailer wheels or cargo bikes or similar.

See the bottom of the linked page.
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Just search in Google:

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I would strongly recommend *against* 13g (2.3mm) spokes. Because the thicker wire is less flexible under load, they actually put *more* stress on the rim. If you are on a tandem or touring bike and worry about breakage at the spoke elbow, go ahead with spokes that are 2.3mm at the elbows (Sapim Strong, DT Alpine) and 2.0mm (standard 14g) for the rest of the spoke.
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My Brompton stock wheels use a thick spoke on the back. 28 of them

A balanced tensioned wheel acts like a whole, all spokes sharing the load equally..
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Originally Posted by porterpegs View Post
Where can Ibuy silver 290 x 2.3
13 gauge I believe
How about a little more information, such as: What hub? What rim? What size wheel? How many spoke holes?
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