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Old 07-08-13, 03:37 PM
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Spoke tension for Alex Adventurer rims?

New rims. Alex Adventurers. 700c to go on my Surly Crosscheck.

I have the hubs - Shimano Mtb. Just need to find the spokes.

$55 for the pair with shipping.

Any idea what spoke tension I should use?

Should I go double butted?

Rear is 36 spokes. 4 cross or 3?
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3x is fine, go with butted, and tension 90-100kgf is fine on the right, but you may need to go higher to get the left up to 60kgf.

If you can source the right spokes, consider a lighter gauge spoke on the left, ie 14g SS on the right and 14g DB left, or 14/16 right and 14/17 left.
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They'll build just fine with the drive side targetted for 110 kgf average assuming high asymmetrical appearance of dish.

They are decent rims - you won't be disappointed.

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