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Does this sound like a nice wheelset?(6 posts)

Does this sound like a nice wheelset?LowCel
Dec 22, 2003 10:44 AM
I found a wheelset with Hugi 240 hubs, DT Swiss Revolution ultra butted spokes and Sun Ringle ME14A Rims. The front wheel is 28 spoke radial laced, and the rear is 28 spoke laced 3 cross drive side, radial non drive side. Does this sound like a nice set of wheels for $250? He is also including Q-Stix Pro titanium skewers.

I checked and at retail the rear hub costs almost as much as the whole wheelset.
probably not bad if you weigh less than 140 pounds (nm)ColnagoFE
Dec 22, 2003 10:56 AM
Check what DT Swiss says...Chicago_Steve
Dec 22, 2003 11:18 AM
About radial spoke lacing.... From their website....

Is radial spoking sensible?

Competent wheel builders only use radial spoking on front wheels with rim braking because no torque is transferred, in contrast to the rear wheel. It must be noted that the extreme radial forces resulting from this type of spoking subject the hub flange to high loads. Many hub manufacturers even exclude radial spoked wheels from their guarantee for this reason!

Only tangential or crossed spoking should be used where drive or braking forces (disc brankes) are transmitted from the hub to the rim. The greater the tangnent of the spokes to the hub flange, the more directly drive and braking forces are transmitted.

For this reason, radial spoking should not be used on front wheels with disk brakes or on rear wheels regardless of the type of brakes used.

FWIW... I just picked up a set of these hubs and was considering lacing them similar to wheels you are looking at. A brief conversation with Mike Garcia of convinced me that radial lacing on Hugi's was probably a bad idea as the flanges are a little thin for the kind of load that this pattern puts on it. A quick check of DT-Swiss's warranty info also shows that radial lacing voids the hub warranty...
Check what DT Swiss says...LowCel
Dec 22, 2003 12:08 PM
Does this apply even though they are laced 3x on the driveside?
Dec 22, 2003 1:51 PM
Warranty info... Check out page 3...
funny you brought itcyclopathic
Dec 22, 2003 2:46 PM
Bontrager Race Light MTB wheels were OEM radial laced to Hugi 240, 24 front/28 rear, using Revos. Keep in mind Bonti used offset rear rim, so tention on non-drive side even higher.