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    How Much Does Dish Affect Ride Performance?

    I recently acquired a used 2015 Giant Trance 3. The OEM rear hub was 135mmX5mm QR but I believe the previous owner switched the wheels to a 12x135 thu axle. The tire is significantly dished to the left, so I am under the impression that he did some sort of quick axle conversion and never took the time to dish the wheel before selling the bike. I do intend to replace the wheelset completely within the next few months but I'm wondering now as I ride how much performance is being affected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacmon View Post
    I recently acquired a used 2015 Giant Trance 3. The OEM rear hub was 135mmX5mm QR but I believe the previous owner switched the wheels to a 12x135 thu axle. The tire is significantly dished to the left, so I am under the impression that he did some sort of quick axle conversion and never took the time to dish the wheel before selling the bike. I do intend to replace the wheelset completely within the next few months but I'm wondering now as I ride how much performance is being affected?
    Iím a bit confused by the axel conversion you described, but the rim should be centered in the frame. From there the dish is whatever it is given the hub/ flange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacmon View Post
    ...how much performance is being affected?
    absolutely zero...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJO K View Post
    Iím a bit confused by the axel conversion you described
    so is he. his hub went from a 10mm QR to a 10mm Bolt-On...


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    Go cable, atmospheric problems dont affect performance.

    Kidding aside, if the rim is centered in frame then its fine. More dish theoretically makes weaker wheel, but unless your pretzling wheels often it shouldnt be an issue

    Oh wait, u said tire is off center. If you were blindfolded i bet u couldnt tell.

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