Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the June Giveaway Coming Soon (June 18th)


Hub/wheel fitting
#1
Hi,
I just picked up an '08 Specialized Hardrock, and I'd like to put together a set of road wheels/tires for it (I do a lot of road riding, but I want to have my trail wheels at the ready for the weekends).
I've got some experience with dirt bike parts, but I've never put bicycle wheels together before -- my main question: what specs/measurements do I need to know to make sure I get proper fitment? Namely on hubs... of course I'll talk to the guys at the bike shop next time I'm there, but I'd like to be able to do my own research first.
Thanks!

  Reply
#2
If you're building the wheels, you'll have to make several important calculations in order to figure out what spoke length you'll need. The only system I've used is the wheelsmith spoke length system, but it is quite a pricey investment.

There should be cheaper alternatives out there. Sheldon Brown has listed a few online spoke length calculators here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html#length

Anyone know of some other good resources?
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Fat bikes for ever..
Today 02:52 AM
What are your best tips for long rides?
Today 02:50 AM
Reasons to buy aluminium not carbon bike...
Yesterday 12:19 AM
hello
Yesterday 12:16 AM
What did your first bicycle mean to you?
Yesterday 12:14 AM
Happy Fathers Day
06-16-2024 12:47 AM
Great CHEAP winter gloves (AKA This one ...
06-15-2024 10:35 AM
YABD - vintage Bernard Carré frame, etc
06-15-2024 01:11 AM
Forgot to introduce myself!
06-14-2024 11:07 AM
Adding brake to kids balance bike
06-12-2024 11:06 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
39 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
26 posts
no avatar 3. Dusan
15 posts
no avatar 4. Amanda_W
12 posts
no avatar 5. meamoantonio
9 posts