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Old 12-26-2016, 03:19 PM
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Default 10g Spokes

I am wanting to put 10g spokes on my wheels. I need to pre drill my hubs to accept the larger 10g spokes. After a bit of research, I have found 10g spokes to be 3.05mm in diameter. This would call for a #31 drill bit (.120"). Can someone verify this? Thanks
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: 10g Spokes

I dunno how spokes are measured. Going by sheet metal gage is more accurate I think. My 14g spokes measure at .078 but sheet metal gage charts say 14g should be .074. They also say 11g is .120 and 10g is .134. I think 12g should be plenty. I run a 48 spoke rear wheel with 14g spokes on my 212 build and I have had no problems since I put the chain guard in, cause the chain was jumping off and eating many spokes at a time. Since then I've only broken two spokes on opposite sides when I had a hard lowside crash at about 30mph and been riding it like that for approx 2-3 months. Also I hit a hard bump and it looks like my 32 spoke 14g front wheel needs truing, but if I had a shock fork I'm sure it would still be straight.

Your wheels are gonna get a lot heavier with much heavier spokes, and the ride quality is going to suffer.
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Old 12-27-2016, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: 10g Spokes

They're not gonna gain hardly any weight really just adding spokes. Not enough to bother anything .
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