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    Stans Flow MK3 to EX3 - can I reuse spokes?

    I currently have a Flow MK3 that is due for replacement. ERD for 29er MK3 is 605 mm. If I wanted to lace up a EX3 (ERD 602 mm), could I get away with reusing my current spokes or will I need a different length?

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    If the ERD's measured the same (vs stated in specs...which aren't always accurate), then if your current spokes aren't that old or haven't had much usage, you could re-use your current spokes.

    Given the stated ERD difference, I very much doubt it.

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    If those numbers are good, you can reuse the spokes, but change the nipples to squorx. That also assumes your current spokes arent too long or short.

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    Based on personal experience, I would not waste your time. I once tried to build a wheel based on the manufacturer's listed ERD. I got 75% into the build before realizing that I was never going to get the nipples to fully and safely engage the spokes. Sure enough, I measured the rim myself and it was 3_4mm bigger than what the manufacturer listed. Had to throw out all the mangled spokes and buy a new set that were 2mm longer.
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