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    2x a strong enough wheelbuild for a disc front???

    A 650b rim front disc wheel, I'm building will be much less expensive if I can reuse spokes from some of my extra 26" 3x wheels. I'll most likely use straight gauge not because I think they are stronger but more for peace of mind & confidence. Seems to me worse case I pop a spoke or the wheel won't hold true & I have to spring for new 3x length spokes.

    PS I'm about 145lbs & an XC rider.
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    Why not just save the money and go for the 3x, and not worry about it?

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    I would think that 2x would hold your weight just fine but like nov0798 said, just go with 3x and buy new spokes. I hate using old spokes and new DT Swiss Champion straight gauge spokes should be roughly $1 each. We cut and thread spokes at the shop I work in, I always use DT Champs, 32 3x and they are solid wheels. I'm 180 and like to bunnyhop a lot
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    I think 2x is fine depending on hole count but I wouldn't reuse old spokes.

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    I wouldn't reuse spokes either.

    Try posting this in the wheel forum, you'll probably get a lot more responses..

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    Where did you get the dies to thread 2.0 & 1.8 spokes. I looked a my local Ace Hardware & could find anything small enough.
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    Thanks for the forum tip. I'm kind of a nube here. I prefer new, no question, but I've done rebuilds quite often & rarely had a problem. The only LBS for 100mi no longer stocks spokes so I have to special order 100ct boxs. That wasn't a big deal back in the day when 2 or 3 lengths have most of your 26" wheels covered. Ahh the good old days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geekonabike View Post
    Where did you get the dies to thread 2.0 & 1.8 spokes. I looked a my local Ace Hardware & could find anything small enough.
    Phil Wood makes a nice one, probably about 5 grand these days.


    Quote Originally Posted by geekonabike View Post
    That wasn't a big deal back in the day when 2 or 3 lengths have most of your 26" wheels covered. Ahh the good old days.
    How long ago were those days? I'm pretty old and don't remember them.

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    Re: 2x a strong enough wheelbuild for a disc front???

    2X should be fine. I'm 230, and have build all of my wheels 2x, amd most of those 28 hole. Some straight gauge, some 2.0-1.5-2.0 dt-revos. Never had an issue.
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    Don't reuse old spokes. You can buy new ones individually from Cambria:
    Bike Spokes and Nipples Page:1 at CambriaBike.com

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    Art's has Phil Wood spokes that you can purchase individually in any length you need. Road Wheel Spokes & Nipples
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