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    Spoke Legnth

    Spoke Legnth-img_0662.jpgI disassembled my 2009 Roval control e5 front wheel. Upon reassembly two spokes would not tension, actually stayed loose with movement. I took all the spokes out an measured, these two spokes are 5 mm longer then the rest. I have no other wheels disassembled and the non-braking side spokes are much shorter so i couldn't and didn't mix them up. Is it possible these wheels use two longer spokes for some odd reason. I am baffled.

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    Have you checked your spoke crossing pattern?
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    Spoke Legnth-img_0460.jpgThey are straight pull, so there really isn't much option.

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    1. Are all the NDS spoke heads seated equally in the hub spoke holes?
    2. Are two of your nipples different from the rest?
    3. Have you checked with your dealer about the spokes?
    4. My recollection is that Specialized wants all of their wheels sent back to some central location when there is a problem.
    5. It could be that one of the spoke head tabs on your hub is offset for some reason.
    6. If you want/need to handle the issue on your own, can you get those spokes shortened and the threads extended, need someone with a spoke machine. for the best results.
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    1) yes (What does NDS mean?)
    2) No
    3) Yes, today they were as baffled as I, they ordered two correct size spokes for me from specialized. Trying to find 273mm double butted, titanium, 1.5 mm, straight pull spokes is harder than winning the power ball. They feel is was a factory mistake and the factory machine juts compensated when building.
    4) Not that big a deal, bike is currently running with DT Swiss tricons, this is a spare set I was messing with.
    5) checked it, its not.
    6) Greet Idea! Maybe I will try a tap and die set. I have one.

    Thanks for your help.

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