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Spokes sizing - help needed !!!

kiniookinioo Posts: 776
edited October 2018 in MTB buying advice
Afternoon All,

I am planning to put together two sets of wheels:

Both sets will be based on Deore XT hubs (36H).

Both sets are to be 26".

I need to order spokes but dont know what length should I go for (am looking for DT Alpine and Competition spokes & brass nipples)??

I have found some on-line calculators but you will need all dimensions for the hubs - which I couldnt find.

Can anybody help me?

SET A:
- shimano Deore XT hubs F&R (36holes):
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-xt-m756 ... b+Networks
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-xt-disc ... b+Networks

-rims: DT SWISS 545D MTB/HYBRID DISC RIM 26"
https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/dt-swiss-54 ... ze=36+hole

SET B:
- same hubs front & rear, plus
- RIGIDA Sputnik rims:
https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s116p67/RIGIDA-Sputnik

Many thanks for your help!

Posts

  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Rims, measure the ERD using the 2 old spokes method. Cut both to 250mm (accurately) screw a nipple on each so the end of the spoke is flush with the base of the slot in the nipple, put through opposing holes and measure the tip to tip, ERD =500+the tip to tip measurement.

    Hubs, if you look you can get all the data, Shimano publish all theirs.
    Fot the XT https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/ ... M8010.html

    Then use the DT Swiss calculator, by far the best.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • kiniookinioo Posts: 776
    The Rookie wrote:
    Rims, measure the ERD using the 2 old spokes method. Cut both to 250mm (accurately) screw a nipple on each so the end of the spoke is flush with the base of the slot in the nipple, put through opposing holes and measure the tip to tip, ERD =500+the tip to tip measurement.

    Hubs, if you look you can get all the data, Shimano publish all theirs.
    Fot the XT https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/ ... M8010.html

    Then use the DT Swiss calculator, by far the best.

    Thank You Rookie,

    K.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    buy the hubs and rims measure up then calculate the spoke lengths then buy spokes. Thats the way wheel builders do it. now your building your own, that is the way to do it.
    Actually the best calculator is a excel spreadsheet found on sheldon brown site - spocalc.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
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