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Measuring Effective Rim Diameter

Wheel building begins with having the right components at hand. Basically, these are the hub, the rim, and of course spokes of the right length. Unfortunately, that last part, "spokes of the right length," is not always so simple to come up with. A big part of determining the correct...

R2R R&R Review

The Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR wheel systems uses bladed carbon spokes. One long blade connects from one side of the rim to the opposite, called "rim-to-rim" or "R2R". Each spoke has a threaded stud fitted at the end that engages a spoke nipple (figure 1). This article will discuss the removal and ...