thanks for the info. I'm going to be building some wheels up and trying to figure out how to save weight on current configuration w/ straight gauge. someone told me double butted spokes save alot of weight. seems like DT doesn't even carry them anymore...guess I'm old school. these 717's are like 5yrs old. thanks for the info on rotating vs. static weight.Eatyapeas said:DT's Champions are straight gauge stainless and are around 6.95g each. So that'll be
DT's don't have a double butted spoke in the current line up but the next lightest is the
Alpine III that comes in at around 6.59g each or 237g for 36 spokes.
Not a lotta weight saved there but remember it's rotating weight wich effects acceleration
and deceleration. Losing 1g of rotating weight is like loosing 2g static weight.
You building up some light weight wheels? For XC?
you didn't miss anything. I am not sure what they were referring to. supercomps are butted, there are aero flat choices, etcnspace said:Dt not making double butted spokes anymore. Did I miss something?
DT Revolutions and Competitions are both double butted.