Spoke Tension

New ish member with my first question .
I'm currently reading and leaning about wheels and building them .
I'm rebuilding a friends rear wheel at the moment
Its a Prime Black Edition 60 rear .
I asked wiggle as they are the rim maker .
They came back with max tensions of

Front 15 N ( 147 kgf ) not relevant to the discussion

12 N (118 kgf) on the Non Drive Side and 6 (59 kgf )on the drive side .
Have they got it wrong way around ? As with what I've read the higher should be on the drive side
Spec is DT Aerolite NDS ,DT Aero Comp DS
With Squorx nipples and washers
Hub is RD 010 Alloy

Thanks in advance for any help


  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,593
    edited July 2021
    Yeah, you are correct, they've just written it the wrong way around. 2X or 3X both sides, so the drive side will certainly be higher.
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,287

    Interesting the figure for the front wheel, which shows very poor understanding of a wheel's dynamics... you hardly need any tension at the front as there is no real load
    left the forum March 2023
  • Thanks for the replies folks.
    It's much appreciated