dazzzer Posts: 72
Need some advise on truing my front mtb wheel and what i should do? The wheel is not far of being true, i have used the park tm 1 tool and i noticed the side with the brake disk rotors has more tension and its average is 21, with only a few spokes on that side got a 22 reading , The other side drive side is very mixed ranging from 14 - 15 -16 - 17 i think the average would be 15 . I cant tell what wheel this is but it has a hope pro hub the rim looks like a stans no tube mtb rim and the only thing i can see is a code NT1404564 there is nothing else .
There are various schools of thought on this. When building wheels the aim is to get a consistent tension. Truing it after a year of potholes, crashes and jumps is a more practical exercise about getting a relatively true wheel.
I have road wheels that are 5 years plus old still get used regularly and are bang on tension and true. I built them in the first place. I also have wheels that get a bit of stick where the tension is allover the place but the wheel is true, once they get to that state I stop caring and just use and abuse them . What im trying to say is dont get too stressed about it.
I'm sure that wheel builders will be along to tell me otherwise . I've only built 3 wheels this year 2 rear and a front. so im not an expert
Again im sure many would howl with disagreement, Im just saying my approach.
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When truing even out tensions while getting the wheel round and straight. Then squeeze spokes. The tension should drop. Side load the rim on a bench and if the wheel goes out of true, true and squeeze spokes and side load again. Repeat until the wheel is stable. This is wheel building. Enjoy.