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Offline NiK

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Re: Spokes
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 04:41:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
The rims are too rigid.
Hence my next question: why spokes and their hassles if they can't allow more elasticity in off-road use?

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Re: Spokes
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 05:32:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Hence my next question: why spokes and their hassles if they can't allow more elasticity in off-road use?
Some claim that spokes flex enough to cushion sharp impacts on rough terrain.

An older topic on gen1 truing here:

https://www.tiger-explorer.com/index.php/topic,9572.10.html
« Last Edit: April 12, 2019, 05:37:51 PM by CaptainTrips »
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Re: Spokes
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 11:45:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Hence my next question: why spokes and their hassles if they can't allow more elasticity in off-road use?

I've been asking that same question for years, Nik. The spoked wheels on the TEX have alloy rims just like the alloy wheels. You can't convince me that they give any more or are tougher off road than the alloy wheels are. Now go back to true spoked wheels on steel rims and I'll never argue that point.
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Re: Spokes
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2019, 07:23:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
As per Flip Daddy's experience detailed on this forum with his gen1 spoke wheels, the TEX wheels cannot be trued by tuning the spokes. The rims are too rigid.

My previous spoked wheel experience was with dual sport bikes, they could be trued with tuning.  I didn't know the tiger rims were so rigid, learn something new every day. 

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Re: Spokes
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2019, 11:14:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by vsteel [+]
My previous spoked wheel experience was with dual sport bikes, they could be trued with tuning.  I didn't know the tiger rims were so rigid, learn something new every day.
I think that it also has something to do with the way that they are laced.
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Re: Spokes
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2019, 05:33:57 PM »
"Update"- the bike shop put in another claim and I'm getting a new wheel (since so many spokes were loose) under insurance. Should be getting it fitted today

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Re: Spokes
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2019, 04:17:17 AM »
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