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Thread: Wheel tension.

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    Wheel tension.

    I just picked up a NOS 2011 Marin Hawk Hill with WTB DX23 wheels. I'm just returning to the sport so I can't tell you much about them other than whats on the stickers and their website. My question is this. The first test ride I took I drove off a curb and it sounded horrible. I stopped and checked tension on the spokes and some feel much looser others. From my other research, wheels need some stress relief, but how long should I wait before I have them checked our or try to tension them myself. I don't really want to throw money after it, but I don't want a catastrophic failure either.

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    If you hear the spokes sounding while riding, they're problably too loose, is a good idea to tension it before it buckle. Grap a spoke wrench and gently tighten the nipples them up to the point where they become hard to turn and at which point the spokes should stay nice and firm but should still be able to move a little bit when you squeeze the pair together. Also make sure to fine tune it until its nice and true

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    If new take it back to the shop service techs for a check. No cost to you.

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