You need to pick the spokes that suits your rim, and a rim that suits your riding. For a sub 400g XC rim, my recommendation always is DT revolutions.
Original Poster - please listen to Pat. He builds wheels at BWW. Yes, some people have had success with Revs and disc mtb wheels but SCs were made for disc brake applications.Patsaysjack said:Supercomp spokes
Your so right, BWW has no fricken clue about building wheels...let alone people who have built hundreds of wheels. What a bunch of idiotsmeltingfeather said:revolutions are more than enough spoke for you.
people who say otherwise are doing so based on unfounded opinions. period.
Vortechcoupe said:why not revos on the non-drive rear and non-disc front, then comps drive side and disc side?
thicker/stronger/stiffer spokes were the tension is higher but then save weight on the other side of the build.
not sure about the 1.8mm nipples on the supercomps. i don't have any real reason, just seems so small.
Information or opinion? Call it what you will. I don't see the results of too many scientific tests.hootsmon said:Wow, this thread is a real goldmine of information; thanks everyone!
Easy, trigger. I didn't say any of that. I said if anyone says Revos are not suitable for disc wheels for a 135-lb rider, there are no facts to back that up, so it is an opinion, and due to the lack of supporting facts, an unfounded one. Despite your having roped others into your camp, in actuality you are the only person who said Revos should not be used for disc wheels.mtnbiker72 said:Your so right, BWW has no fricken clue about building wheels...let alone people who have built hundreds of wheels. What a bunch of idiots
Good call :eekster:
Would you use DT's recommendation to build touring wheels out of straight gauge spokes? If you don't believe manufacturer's stated measurements of their rims, why would you take their word for intended purpose of spokes?Mike T. said:I wish DT or Sapim would release test results or take a stand on the subject of what they consider the intended purpose of Revolution and Laser spokes.
Mike T. said:My questions -
Just (rhetorically) askin' !
- If Revolution/Laser spokes are (arguably) the lightest spoke, and are standing up to 200+lb people on non-asphalt surfaces (ie - roots & rocks) are they WAY over engineered for 100lb people riding smooth asphalt?
- If so, why don't they come out with a spoke engineered for those criteria? Let's say a 1.5/1.0/1.5mm spoke. Why wouldn't the world's lightest hub maker (Tune?) push for this and offer hub flanges drilled for this? Why wouldn't they get a custom run of spokes?
- If 200+lb people can ride 18/20 spoke wheels, why aren't there 9/10 spoke wheels for 100lb people?
- What measurable performance gain can users realistically expect from a savings of (approx) 90 grams of spoke material? (approx difference between Comps & Revs. Realize this is the weight of two powerbars)