Spent the weekend bikepacking on this bike/these wheels. Really rough/disused trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau. Lots of fist-sized rocks flipping up -- sometimes from my front wheel into my rear wheel, other times from the rear wheel of the rider ahead, into my front wheel. Lots of superficial scuffs/scratches on the rims now. Can't see any markings on the spokes.Nice to know they are holding up without any problems. Any sign of abrasion/color change on the spokes with time?
If you can afford them and if white (for now) spokes are OK, I struggle to find a reason NOT to use them.
Currently riding them on a 170/150 29+ bike and loving the whole package.
You are going to go bikepacking across the world with proprietary components you won't be able to get or service in 95% of the world? This doesn't sound like a real good idea.Mikesee, do you forsee any problems using a 50mm kuroshiro rim with these spokes? It's going on a world traveling bikepacking bike.
Route will depend entirely on finances, which are unknown yet. Thinking diagonal across europe, meandering across western asian, skipping Mongolia and china, across india, Eastern Asia islands, typical Australia and new Zealand, bottom of Argentina heading north to usa.Nothing leaps to mind, but maybe you can share what your fears are based on where you're heading and your specific route?
Not my first rodeo. Can handle replacing spokes if they break. Able to wait for replacement complete wheel if catastrophic rare calamity like bear attacks bike because ice cream I was eating melted and bike and tasted better than my stinky unwashed self.You are going to go bikepacking across the world with proprietary components you won't be able to get or service in 95% of the world? This doesn't sound like a real good idea.
Easy enough to replace spokes. Even easier because that rim is singlewall. Honestly I'd be more concerned about the Kuro's than the spokes, just because they are *so* stinking light. I haven't had problems with mine, but then I pretty much only ride them on snow.
The spokes are so light you could take 10 extra's and never know they're there.
Charlie just told me they are piloting Black spokes and I could have some now for my build, so give them a call.That would be my question as well - I'd have concerns about discoloration on the spokes. Might sound trivial, but would hate to have them look crappy after a while.
I wonder if they have darker colours in development, or perhaps they are planning on the white spokes being a noticeable part of their branding. (?)