- 1 What is the diameter of bicycle spokes?
- 2 What is spoke hole diameter?
- 3 How do I know what size my bike hub is?
- 4 What are the strongest bicycle spokes?
- 5 What is effective rim diameter?
- 6 How do I know what spokes I need?
- 7 What is a spoke hole?
- 8 What size spoke nipples do I need?
- 9 Are all bike hubs the same size?
- 10 What are the different types of bike hubs?
What is the diameter of bicycle spokes?
Straight gauge spokes are generally either 13 gauge (2.3 mm), 14 gauge (2.0 mm) or 15 gauge (1.8 mm). Virtually all high quality steel spokes are made of stainless steel.
What is spoke hole diameter?
S, spoke hole diameter, is the through diameter of any spoke hole. It is usually 2.6 mm. W, width from center to flange may differ between left and right sides of the hub.
How do I know what size my bike hub is?
Here’s how to measure these distances:
- Figure out the distance between the lock nuts (where the hub sits in the dropouts) – 100 or 110 mm is typical for the front.
- Take that number and divide by 2.
- Then measure from the flange to the lock nut.
What are the strongest bicycle spokes?
Berd PolyLight Spokes: A Significant Change to Bike Wheels UHMWP is the strongest material on the planet on a per-weight basis. Its popularity stems from its extremely light weight and famous resistance to abrasion, impact, corrosion, and UV damage.
What is effective rim diameter?
Effective Rim Diameter (ERD) is the diameter on which you want the ends of the spokes to lie. Most people prefer it near the end of the spoke nipple.
How do I know what spokes I need?
To find the length of spoke you require you can check your wheel manufacturer’s manual, or alternatively use an online spoke calculator. This will let you enter details of your hub and rim to calculate the length spoke you need.
What is a spoke hole?
The number of holes that are found in a rim or hub dictate how many spokes will be used to construct the wheel. Having equally spaced spoke holes allows the spokes to apply even tension to the rim and hub if the wheel is constructed properly.
What size spoke nipples do I need?
Length: Spoke nipples are usually 12, 14 or 16mm in length. If using aluminum nipples, the spokes should be long enough to engage the full length of spoke nipple threads so that the load is carried from spoke to the top of the nipple.
Are all bike hubs the same size?
Typically speaking, modern mountain bike rear hubs will feature a width of either 135mm, 142mm or 148mm. 142mm is the standard on many mountain bikes across a range of riding disciplines, however, 148mm (aka Boost spacing) is increasing in popularity.
What are the different types of bike hubs?
There are four types of hubs available: the track hub, the flip flop hub, the freewheel hub or the cassette hub. The recommended way to go for a fixed gear setup is to construct a new rear wheel. You can use a track hub in such an activity. The distinct feature of any track hub is their stepped threads.