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    rear wheel strength: 32h cassette hub vs 28h SS hub

    It is my understanding that a dished wheel built around a cassette hub will not be as strong as a symmetrical wheel built around a SS specific hub. I am assuming identical rims, spokes, and spoke count. So, given identical rims and spokes, would a wheel built around a 28h symmetrical SS hub be stronger, weaker, or the same strength as a wheel built around a 32h cassette hub?

    If the 28h SS build is the same strength or stronger then I would save ~28g and a whole $5 by going with fewer spokes.

    Would love to hear from any experienced wheel builders out there.


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    It won't be stronger than a 32 spoke dished wheel. It'll be a tiny bit stronger than a 28 spoke dished wheel.
    The biggest strength difference will come from the rim itself. New lightweight carbon rims are so much stronger and stiffer than lightweight alloy rims, you can use fewer spokes and still retain some decent wheel strength.

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