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    Good source for spokes for Ibis S35 AL wheels

    Had to happen sooner or later, stick on the trail got caught up and broke on my spokes on my rear wheel. It looks like the replacements are Sapim D-Light j-bend 293mm ln 5mm offset, not sure what the gauge is. Does anyone have a line on where to get these ? Not seeing them in any of the usual online retailers, although some on eBay, rather not go that route.

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    As far as I know and have seen Sapim spokes are only made in even lengths. Also are you suer that the 5mm offset isn't in the rim? You can order Sapim D-Light spokes from Bike Hub Store. It's better to round up rather than down so I would just order the 294 spokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huckleberry hound View Post
    As far as I know and have seen Sapim spokes are only made in even lengths. Also are you suer that the 5mm offset isn't in the rim? You can order Sapim D-Light spokes from Bike Hub Store. It's better to round up rather than down so I would just order the 294 spokes.
    https://www.bikehubstore.com/product-p/dlight-blk.htm
    Thanks for the reply, not sure what the "spoke offset" is, gleaned the info off of https://www.ibiscycles.com/wheels/details/?wheelset=860 Good catch on the spoke length being an odd number, given that Ibis states they use "standard" spokes.

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    From your link,
    "ASYMMETRIC RIM
    An asymmetric rim means that instead of the spoke holes being drilled through the center of the rim, they’re slightly offset. Doing this allows us to improve the bracing angle of the spokes. Because our rims are so wide we get to make them even more offset than normal. Our larger offset allows us to tension both sides of the wheels nearly equally, which results in a stronger and more durable wheelset."
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    Quote Originally Posted by huckleberry hound View Post
    From your link,
    "ASYMMETRIC RIM
    An asymmetric rim means that instead of the spoke holes being drilled through the center of the rim, they’re slightly offset. Doing this allows us to improve the bracing angle of the spokes. Because our rims are so wide we get to make them even more offset than normal. Our larger offset allows us to tension both sides of the wheels nearly equally, which results in a stronger and more durable wheelset."
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    Is the rim not damaged? Who is going to be repairing the wheel?

    Your LBS can order the correct spokes (if they don't have them in stock) and do the rebuild properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Is the rim not damaged? Who is going to be repairing the wheel?

    Your LBS can order the correct spokes (if they don't have them in stock) and do the rebuild properly.
    Lucky for me, the rim was not damaged, just a minor deflection where the spoke was missing. I went to the LBS yesterday and they had a replacement spoke and true it back up.

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