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Spokes for Easton EC90SL tubbie rear wheel


davidtinker
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Anyone know where I could get these spokes? The agents claim my wheel does not exist and say they don't have any spokes. Maybe they are being difficult because I didn't buy the wheel set here.

 

 

 

Spokes for Easton wheel

 

278mm x 12

 

280mm x 12

 

Straight pull spokes and must be round

 

 

 

From Easton website

 

Spokes     Sapim? double-butted black, straight pull

 

18F Radial

 

24R radial NDS/ 1-cross DS

 

 

 

I haven't had the wheel set long and have broken two spokes already. BMC say they have to rebuild the wheel to sort out the problem as other spokes on it are not good :(

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But if they are going to rebuild it why not let them use spokes that are readily available?

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Those spoke lenghts should be easy to get. Call Liam at Cycletec, he can help you. I suggest you rebuild these with Sapim Laser spokes. You wont break those. Also call Mark at cape town cyles, he has ahuge selection of spokes.

 

If that fails, you will have to order online.  I buy mine from starbike.com because you can buy any amount of spokes you need and not a whole box.
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This confirms my experience with the local Easton agent as well. They're hard-arsed when you don't want to send the wheels back to them for servicing.

 

Screw them and make your own spokes. Those spokes are proprietary but it is so easy to cut and thread them to exactly te same specs that it is laughable.

 

David you know how to contact me if you want those spokes.

 

 

 

 
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Is it possible to cut and thread butted spokes as well or can you only do it with straight gauge? Thats what I have been told.

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Thanks for all the quick info guys. I am not fussed as to exactly what spokes I get so long as they are light aero etc and black. So I will make some calls and see what I can find.

 

 

 

I am only 73kg so shouldn't need any extra strong spokes. I suspect the wheel wasn't built all that well in the first place.

 

 

 

Any reccomendations as to uber spokes for my wheel that I can get locally?

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BMC wont cut and thread spokes, but Mark at Cape Town cycles will, if you cant find the right lenght.

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Is it possible to cut and thread butted spokes as well or can you only do it with straight gauge? Thats what I have been told.

 

You can, as long as the work happens inside the butted section i.e. the 2mm part of the spoke.

 

DT Swiss spokes have a long butt that gives you lots of flexibility whereas SAPIM spokes have a very short butt and you can only shave off perhaps 4mm.
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