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    triple butted?

    Just ordered my adonized red Hope 2 hubs to lace into my adonized red Stans rims... now thinking about spokes...

    I'm 190-195 #'s (depending how good the beer tastes)... considering triple butted spokes.
    Any thoughts? Brand recommendations? I've built a lot of wheels so I'm confident doing the build... just wondering if anyone's around my weight has used triple butted or if there's a recommended weight limit on them.

    32 hole/29 wheels on a Ti hardtail.

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    I like building with the DT Swiss Super Comps. You get a light spoke, very resilient, and if you want alloy nipples there's a bit more material there- the OD of the nips are the same, the ID is just 0.2mm smaller.
    In my experience, I prefer DT over pretty much any other brand I've used.

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    Which rims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    I like building with the DT Swiss Super Comps. You get a light spoke, very resilient, and if you want alloy nipples there's a bit more material there- the OD of the nips are the same, the ID is just 0.2mm smaller.
    In my experience, I prefer DT over pretty much any other brand I've used.

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    Yep, I have been a long DT user as well. Great stuff, quality..

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    Anyone have any experience with SAPIM spokes? That's what I'm leaning towards right now... open to opinions supportive or detractive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedudecndn View Post
    Anyone have any experience with SAPIM spokes? That's what I'm leaning towards right now... open to opinions supportive or detractive...
    I've used sapim race and laser spokes on 3 of my wheel builds. They are a lot cheaper than DT and I've been very happy with the wheels. Get them from danscomp...

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