Sorry for the necro reply but that is REALLY high. I dont like tensioning aerolites over ~15.5 on the park scale. Trek really shouldnt have built these rears on aerolite spokes. Hell even dt swiss does aeroCOMPs on the drive side on many of their builds.According to Bontrager, the spokes are DT Swiss Aerolite BLADED spokes (0.9 x 2.3). They are definitely bladed, not round spokes
I'm not sure about the accuracy of the Park Tension Meter, but according to their site, 18 on their gage = 187 kgf. I imagine as the spokes get thinner, the gage is less accurate.
Bottom line is that I evened out the spoke tension and increased it on the drive side from a range of 15-17 to a more uniform 18 (around 6% increase), but more importantly the non drive side went from a range of 10 -12 to a more uniform 14 (17% increase) and it largely solved the spoke noise. It will occasionally still make noise, but nothing like before.
Bontrager tech documents list the max tension as 148 kgf for the wheel. I imagine they use something better than a Park Tool tension meter to measure tension. I can only go by relative differences, since I don't think my gage is calibrated and absolute readings are at the mercy of the gage component's manufacturing tolerances.