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    Custom fatbike wheels

    Hi There

    I"m building up some light wheels with the Hope FatSno hubs, Trailtech sl rims and the knard tires. But what spokes should I use.
    My weight is about 80kg.

    DT supercompetition ?
    DT revo ?
    Sapim cx ray ?


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    DT revo

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    Quote Originally Posted by endorfin View Post
    Hi There

    I"m building up some light wheels with the Hope FatSno hubs, Trailtech sl rims and the knard tires. But what spokes should I use.
    My weight is about 80kg.

    DT supercompetition ?
    DT revo ?
    Sapim cx ray ?


    Thanks
    How, where, and how often will you be riding this bike?

    Which tires and at which pressures?

    Any kind of load on the bike? Just day rides?

    The answers to all of these play into which spokes will work best.

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    I'm guessing the guy that said "DT Revo" hasn't built any wheels himself. They are very hard to work with.

    Mikesee poses the relevant questions.
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    DT Competition

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    I will ride the normal stuff I do with my hardtail (proper use)
    90% wil be snowrides
    how often, about 120km/week
    Tyres will be the knard's
    pressure, dont know yet.
    No load on the bike, just myself and maybe a backpack so 90kg max !

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    Would CX-Rays (bladed spokes) look funny on a fat bike?

    Aren't they lighter than DT Swiss Comptetition spokes?

    Sorry I don't have any answers, just questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endorfin View Post
    I will ride the normal stuff I do with my hardtail (proper use)
    90% wil be snowrides
    how often, about 120km/week
    Tyres will be the knard's
    pressure, dont know yet.
    No load on the bike, just myself and maybe a backpack so 90kg max !
    Given what you've written thus far, if I were in your shoes I'd use SuperComps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Given what you've written thus far, if I were in your shoes I'd use SuperComps.

    That was also my personal feeling....
    I've also mailed Sapim what they advice, will post it when they answer.

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    I just built mine up with SuperComp and brass nipples for what its worth. I would only go with the CX Rays if you were racing at a really high level with those, they're so damn expensive and not much lighter. can't speak for strength or ease of building with them.
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    CX rays needs a super spoking, but normally that's possible.
    And indeed, pretty expensive.

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    Super spoking? Does that mean CX-Rays are for professional wheel builders only?

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    I built up a set of Marge Lite's with 616 hubs - in fact I sold them to someone on this board. If you have the means (or work at a shop) The Sapims build up great - they are light and super super strong. I read before that they have 3 times the lifespan of a double butted spoke. They ride really nice though- my experience is they built up stiff laterally and felt very responsive.

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    Love me some CX-rays. No clue what superspoking refers to. Given your details I'd go for supercomps as recommended above unless you just want to be different.

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    high tension ;-)

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    Sapim adviced me to use the Race spokes 2.0-1.8-2.0 for the strength/weight ratio...

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