Roval Traverse / No Tubes Crest Mk3 / Sapim Laser


Stans/NoTubes Crest MK3 rim built on Specialized Roval Traverse straight pull 32h hub with DT Swiss internals

This wheel build involved re-using a Roval Traverse rear hub; Straight pull Sapim Laser spokes were used, laced up to the new Crest Mk3 rim.

The build was easy once I sorted the spoke length out. It can be quite painfull to work out the exact spoke lengths required by straight pull hubs and this one was no exception.  Based on the DT Swiss calculator, I ordered 272mm Sapim Lasers so I could always shorten them if required.  Final build required 266mm on the drive side and 270mm on the non-drive side.

Final weight on completed wheel was 757g.


Stans/NoTubes Crest MK3 rim built on Specialized Roval Traverse straight pull 32h hub with DT Swiss internals total weight 757g

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© 8 August 2016