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I have an $$$$ wheelset built up..King hubs, ti spokes/mavic 819s. Today i popped a spoke after crashing on the rear wheel so I bent it until it snapped off and finished out my ride. I'm wondering if ti spokes are really flexy and weak or if i would have probably popped a steel one in a crash too. what are yalls experiences?
 

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Quite the opposite. They are generally stiffer, stronger, and require larger amounts of spoke tension. High levels of equal spoke tension is more critical with Ti spokes than a regular steel/stainless spoke. Ti spokes also require a specific anti-seize lub, different than typical/popular spoke thread lubs commonly used in custom wheel building.
 
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