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650b v 26"

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PH:

--- Quote from: niggle on July 22, 2020, 07:37:43 PM --- I always build large hubs such as IGHs with Sapim Polyax nipples as they really do align with a wider spoke angle than other nipples IME, usually with Sapim Race spokes.

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You probably already know, but just in case... Rohloff specify specific spokes for building, something to do with the elbow measurement, using anything else may effect the warranty.

niggle:

--- Quote from: PH on July 22, 2020, 10:18:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: niggle on July 22, 2020, 07:37:43 PM --- I always build large hubs such as IGHs with Sapim Polyax nipples as they really do align with a wider spoke angle than other nipples IME, usually with Sapim Race spokes.

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You probably already know, but just in case... Rohloff specify specific spokes for building, something to do with the elbow measurement, using anything else may effect the warranty.

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Hi yes I am aware of that thanks, I will be buying the Rohloff specific spokes from SJSC.

KDean:
my adventure bike has 650B wheels & 2.8" tires , I found  on cycle tracks that had become muddy the tire would float  slip . My Nomad with 26" wheels & 2" tire  would dig in to the harder ground feeling more stable .On tarmac  the 26" covered more ground but that may be down to the tires .even though I've only been out on the Nomad a couple of times it covered the same routes ( a mix of cycle tracks & bridleways ) roughly at the same pace , I reckon the nomad would be quicker once I had gotten use to it & the nomad is about 8lbs heavier . For me the 26" felt more stable & better for uphill .

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