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    Spokes: Sapim Race vs DT Competition

    Hey Guys,

    In the not too distant future I'll be building myself some new wheels. I'm just after some impressions of these spokes from people that have had a bit of experience with both.

    I would have just used the DT spokes but then noticed that the Sapim's were much lighter. When comparing each companies spokes the weights are usually similar (CX Ray vs Aerolite, Revolution vs Laser). Why is it that there is such a big weight difference and is there any noticeable drawbacks from using Sapim Race's over DT Competition's?

    Thanks, John.

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    22g for 64 spokes is "much lighter?" Then consider Sapim weights are based on a 260mm spoke and DT a 264mm.

    I would say they are the same weight.
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    Supposedly Sapim has the best quality in the spoke business. I can't think if a problem with using them. Lance runs the CX-Rays on his wheels. He has run thier spokes on every Tour win. If you know anything about Lance, he only runs the best equipment. If there is a single flaw, it gets fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Severum View Post
    Supposedly Lance runs the CX-Rays on his wheels. He has run thier spokes on every Tour win. If you know anything about Lance, he only runs the best equipment. If there is a single flaw, it gets fixed.
    Sorry I know this is old but I was doing some research and this came up, I almost spat my coffee all over the screen laughing. Just wanted to share it, sorry again.
    And I love beer!!

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    Nice. Made following the link totally worth it...

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