Halo Freedom Disc 29" rims, DT Comp spokes, Rohloff rear / King 20mm front. Black on the hardtail, Silver spokes & hubs on the RIP9. Good looking rim, light on bling... although I've since installed anodized valve stem caps (whoo-hoo!)
Ooohhh.... I've done a "bladed pushing, round pulling" combination on a previous build. Kind of a pain in the butt until I figured out that as long as all of the spokes in one direction were at an even tension, the spokes in the other direction would naturally tension appropriately.
In my case, I was going for a visual effect, hoping that the black bladed spokes would dominate over the silver round spokes, giving a "fan" appearance.
Didn't work out that way. Might have if I'd used silver bladed and black round. Oh well, neat (and expensive) experiment, won't be doing it again.
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