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Building a Wheel - Number of Spokes

LazyLokiLazyLoki Posts: 127
edited March 2010 in Workshop
Hi guys,

Thinking of building up a wheelset but just wanted to clarify one thing first. I want to use Mavic Open Pro rims laced to Campagnolo Record hubs. The hubs have 32 holes and I can get the rims with either 32 or 28 holes.

I'm a fairly light rider and I want these wheels to be light so I don't think I need 32 spokes but can I use the rims with 28 holes even though the hubs have 32? Do you have to put a spoke in every hole in the hub or is it ok to just use 28 of them?

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  • rakerake Posts: 3,281
    are you being serious. use 32 hole rims. 4 spokes is a drop in the ocean anyway.
  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    Which 4 spokes are you going to miss out?
    Hub and rim count have to be the same or it just wont lace up properly.
    If your worried about spoke weights and your pretty light anyway then use Sapim laser spokes as they are lightweight (about the same as CX ray)
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Just checking that it's not 1st April today : yes, not til Thursday... :lol:
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,367
    andy_wrx wrote:
    Just checking that it's not 1st April today : yes, not til Thursday... :lol:

    Well, maybe somewhere in the world it is. I really want to see this wheel when he gets it done. Should be quite unique. :wink:
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