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    Wheelbuilders with a Riot ?s

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    I can't speak to the actual bias, I typically eyeball it and then maybe pull the calipers out to confirm. My Riot currently has a pair if WTB asyms on it that I built up and I have zero issues with the asym and generally get to run tensions that are at the very least closer in tension to each other.

    In theory an asymmetric rim will allow you to run the same spoke length and spoke tension, dishing would just pull tension on one side slightly higher/lower but leave the relative tension closer to the same on each side.

    Hypothetically without having a truing stand you could just throw the new wheel in the frame, measure the difference in offset from center and then go around the wheel tightening/loosening just one side by equal amounts (half turn each go around until close, then quarter) until you measure the wheel to be centered in the stays.

    Just my 2 cents on how to quickly and easily do it yourself.

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    Asym is designed to have near equal spoke tention depending on which wat you offset the dish, it could make it better or worse.

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    You could fashion a dishing tool with a straight edge and 2 blocks/spacers to measure the difference on your existing centered wheel. With that you could talk to your wheelbuilder and figure what would work best to build with.
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    ^ Actually you could accomplish that with merely a straight edge and a tape measure/ruler. Push the staight edge up to axle from rim edge to edge. Measue the distance on both sides to the axle cap. Substract them and you'd have your bias.
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