Curious if anyone already knows. I've sent the same Q to L-B, though I don't anticipate a response from them until after the weekend. Thanks.
Don't use that calculator, it is garbage.Great, thanks for the replies. I also emailed Nancy and Kartrin, who got back to me in short order. Indeed, wheel spoke tension is 100-120 kgf. To quote Kartrin:
For the spoke length, please check below link. You can use below link and choose the hubs, and key for ERD. Then you will get the spoke length. Please find attached cross-section drawing for the rim.
#1 Wheel Building SPOKE CALCULATOR Now Online | PROWHEELBUILDER
Sounds ridiculous to me. Why should spoke tension vary with type of riding? ut:For the 29er rims, the maximum spoke&nipples tension is 180kgf .
A. Tension for "transportation riders" (Comfortability)
80-90kgf are ideal for regular transporation riders or exercise on a regular basis.
B. Tension for "enthusiast riders" (Balance)
100-110kgf are good for people with enjoyful and training purpose.
C. Tension for "professional riders" (Performance)
120-130kgf are charged for riders who are expertized in riding or competition.
the recommendation spoke tension is less than 130kgf
…Sounds like good advise to me.
Ya know, now that you mention, I wonder also. What I got out of it is that my wheel builder can set up the rims just like any other, since 120kgf is tension reference the shop has been using.