My Wheel Building Guide

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My Wheel Building Guide
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Posted: Nov 20, 2022 at 19:37 Quote
barp wrote:
pdon wrote:
Hey guys,

Sorry for the very basic question.

What determines whether or not you need to dish a wheel? Is it the rim or the frame?

I am building a new wheel for my hardtail with some current generation XT hubs and WTB KOM Tough rims.

"Dishing" a wheel just means making sure that one end of the hub (the location where it touches the frame) protrudes the same distance from the centerline of the rim as the other end of the hub does. This is something that needs to be done for every wheel build. It will happen more or less automatically on a front, rim brake wheel, because the hub flanges (the parts that the spokes connect to) are symmetrically spaced from its center. This means matching spoke lengths and matching spoke tension should result in a properly dished wheel (although you still should check).

Thanks a ton, that was a great way to explain it. I appreciate the help

Posted: Nov 28, 2022 at 9:47 Quote
Hi guys, any thought on the SYNTHESIS ENDURO ALLOY RIM? Compare to DT EX511? Cheers

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