I currently have a Flow MK3 that is due for replacement. ERD for 29er MK3 is 605 mm. If I wanted to lace up a EX3 (ERD 602 mm), could I get away with reusing my current spokes or will I need a different length?
Based on personal experience, I would not waste your time. I once tried to build a wheel based on the manufacturer's listed ERD. I got 75% into the build before realizing that I was never going to get the nipples to fully and safely engage the spokes. Sure enough, I measured the rim myself and it was 3_4mm bigger than what the manufacturer listed. Had to throw out all the mangled spokes and buy a new set that were 2mm longer.
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