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    Lefty Wheel Spoke Tension

    Should they be close to equal on both disc and non disc side?

    The wheel I had made sure has nice spoke tension, but it's obvious by the pluck sound they sides are a different tension.

    Normal???

    The new hub is laced to WTB I23 with DT swiss super comp spokes.

    My previous wheels were Mavic ST with straight spokes. So, that's no real help.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Generally a fair bit looser on the disc side in my experience......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Generally a fair bit looser on the disc side in my experience......
    that's interesting as the disc side is certainly at higher tension than the non disc side.

    Oh, what could go wrong....................
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    I've built at least two lefty wheels. I always tension up the disk side and then dish the wheel. With disc wheels the tension on the spokes from each flange will likely not be equal as only the lateral tension component has to be the same. Usually the angle formed by the spokes and the centerline of the wheel, is not identical due to a smaller center to flange distance for the disc side. Thus the overall tension of the disc side may be higher since the lateral component of the tension is a smaller fraction of the total tension.

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