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Anyone built rear wheel with Isopulse lacing?(5 posts)

Anyone built rear wheel with Isopulse lacing?xBMXRoadie
Oct 16, 2001 7:21 AM
I'm building a couple of wheelsets this winter, and was wondering if anyone has gone against conventional thinking,of radial on non-drive/2 or 3 cross on driveside, by using Isopulse lacing that Mavic uses on Ksyriums? Did it work? Obviously it works for Mavic, but the pundits seem to discourage radial lacing in general. The wheels I'm building will be American Classic Hubs(24H front/28H rear), Velocity Deep V or Aerohead Rims and Sapim CX-ray and X-ray spokes(radial on front and some combo of radial/cross on rear).
Isopulse? (nm)muncher
Oct 16, 2001 8:02 AM
Isopulse? (nm)xBMXRoadie
Oct 17, 2001 4:57 AM
Mavic uses what they call Isopulse lacing on the Ksyrium's and one of their MTB wheelsets. The rear is radially laced on the drive side and crossed on the non-drive, which is opposite of how anyone else does it. They claim is helps transfer power thru the non-drive side. Just wondering what anyones experience was with this technique.
Oct 17, 2001 5:30 AM
There was a thread on this very issue within the past week or so - have a search.
Spinergy does that too.nee Spoke Wrench
Oct 17, 2001 5:54 AM
I asked someone from Spinergy (I don't remember who) about it. He said the theory was that since the drive side spokes already had more tension due to the dish of the wheel, crossing the non-drive side helps to equalize spoke tension because the drive forces are transferred through the tangential crossed spokes.

Personally, I think this is another proof that some of our youth waste too much time reading physics books and don't spend enough time riding their bikes. Ever wonder why Mavic and Spinergy warranty departments are so far behind?