RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Stiffer or just lighter?(3 posts)

Stiffer or just lighter?Peter E
Sep 30, 2001 10:37 PM
Will it get any stiffer if i build wheels with DT revolution instead of competition or will the wheels just get lighter.
Perhaps they even will be less stiff with revolution??
re: Stiffer or just lighter?cyclequip
Oct 1, 2001 4:36 AM
Think of the spoke as a funny-shaped bolt. A thinner bolt (REVO) will stretch more on overload, hence less stiff. You can stiffen with lacing patterns, highest possible spoke tension.
re: Stiffer or just lighter?jacques
Oct 1, 2001 6:07 AM
Don't forget that rim stiffness is part of the equation. In general, the stiffer the rim, the thinner the spokes you can get away with.