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I'm currently had Soul-Kozak MTB Disc Hub+ZTR Olympic Rim 32h+DT Aerolite+DT Alloy nipple to building with 3 cross setup.

I will use the parktool spoke tension meter to check every spokes. How much tension should i tighten for each spoke? This wheelset is for XC race purpose.

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You should check on the rim manufacturer web site etc to find out what they recommnend as the maximum spoke tension. At or around that number is the proper tension regardless of whether you do XC racing or what. The key to strong durable wheels is high tension but not too high or rim cracking will occur.
 

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Ditto, what WMO said. Also, with Aerolite spokes, you're going to have to make sure the spoke is 100% straight (not twisted) where the tool is placed, else the readings will be bogus. Another little tid bit, look at where the spoke cross is and the start of the flat section, and try to place the tool as close to the center of that distance as possible.

Good luck.
 

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ZTR rims don't dig on high spoke tensions. Check out http://messageboard.notubes.com/. I'm pretty sure your drive side spokes need to be at 95 kgf, and the non-drive side are what they are, which is looser. I've read on the messageboard that some hubs don't work well because of narrow flange spacing, you can find out if that's the case with your hub. Narrow flange spacing and relatively low spoke tension don't mix well.

Not sure how well the aero spokes will work with the low tension.
 

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king0505 said:
I'm currently had Soul-Kozak MTB Disc Hub+ZTR Olympic Rim 32h+DT Aerolite+DT Alloy nipple to building with 3 cross setup.

I will use the parktool spoke tension meter to check every spokes. How much tension should i tighten for each spoke? This wheelset is for XC race purpose.

Thank you
Stan lists the specs on their site. That being said, if Soul-kozak hubs (no idea what they are) have a deep dish to them most builders will tension to 105-110 kfg just to get the non-drive side from being too loose.
 

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my Soul-Kozak FRONT hub has a narrow flange space on the drive side, if i tighten with 90kgf, is that ok or still too tight?
 

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king0505 said:
my Soul-Kozak FRONT hub has a narrow flange space on the drive side, if i tighten with 90kgf, is that ok or still too tight?
In my post site is underlined, its a clicky link to the Stan site with the tension specs. The front should not be a concern because it does not have the extreme dish that a rear wheel have and if you go to the Stan's site they spec 95 kfg as the max.
 

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king0505 said:
my Soul-Kozak FRONT hub has a narrow flange space on the drive side, if i tighten with 90kgf, is that ok or still too tight?
By narrow he means the distance between the left and right hub flanges, not the diameter of the flange.
 
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