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28 spoke front wheel (and rear?)(1 post)

28 spoke front wheel (and rear?)JBF
May 17, 2002 12:53 PM
I am going to build a new set of wheels on record hubs, with open pro or aerohead rims. I weigh 155 lbs and ride about 100 miles a week in season. Is 28 spokes on the front adequate? I read posts on this website regularly about 200+ lb. riders riding on 32 spoke open pros with no problems. It seems like I could get away with fewer spokes on the front, and maybe even the rear.

What about all these expensive prebuilt wheels. I never see them with over 28 spokes, sometimes with 20 or fewer. Any thoughts on this?