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Hi All,
Anyone out there have experience with the DT-Swiss online spoke calculator and how accurate it is?

I'm a bike mechanic from Australia, currently in Germany and want to build up some wheels while I'm here, so don't have access to my normal workshop resources...

Cheers!

JB
 

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Sometimes the DT swiss site can give a funky spoke length, a couple of mm out one way or the other but I think thats just discrepancies in the specs for hubs and rims. As long as you make sure the rim and hub measurements are accurate, things should be pretty close.
 

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Thanks!

Cheers for the replies! :thumbsup:
I think I will take the conservative route and disassemble my wheels and measure the spokes manually just to be sure - a week without my bike is probably better than ordering the wrong lengths, that would suck so much.
Righto, backto the tools ;)
JB
 

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I used the DT clculator and it was waaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy off for Mavic 517 rims. :madmax:

Best to double check with another before buying spokes.
 
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