on my 3rd wind...
I have 14/15G DB spoke laced on 819 rim with CK ISO hub. I had it custom built by a reputable wheel builder. I wanted a tough/durable wheel w/o being too heavy on CK hub. The wheel bulider told me that DB spoke will be more durable since it allows the wheel to give and as a result it will stay true & last longer as well. I took his advice. I am almost happy with the wheel but I feel this wheel flex that I don't care for. It's on the same bike as the one crossmax xl was on. With crossmax xl, I never had this flex feel from the wheel. Since crossmax xl and 819 are same rim, am I feeling this sensation due to db spoke? Also, is it true that 14/15G spoke wheel is more durable than 14g straight spoke wheel but at the expense of wheel stiffness? If not so, I may have the wheel relaced with 14G spoke.