Measure the length of a mountain bike

The spoke length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the threaded end. When measuring a spoke using a tape measure, a second spoke may be used to hold the elbow of the spoke and the tape measure's tab, as shown. 2mm short might be too short. The 14/15 gauge measurement on the spoke refers to the fact that they are a butted spoke, 14g at the ends and a narrower 15g. How long are 29er spokes? Though not as common, some wheels come with spoke nipples in two different sizes; one size is used on the rim, while a different size is used on the other end of the spoke at the hub. The spoke's diameter does not determine the spoke wrench's size. Being 1mm short won't cause any problems, but being 1mm long can result in the nipples bottoming out on the threads and binding, or having to force the nipples. 14/3 wire is heavier than 12/3 wire. Many engineering fields use wire gauge. 14 gauge spoke size is 14 2.0mm 3.30mm (0.130 in) 13 2.3mm 3.45mm (0.136 in) A majority of mountain bike wheels use either 24, 28, or 32 spokes. A screwdriver with a slot cut into it can work if they do. When the spokes are rounded out, this method works. It is better to spend a small amount of money on a spoke wrench that fits. The average spoke weight is 14 grams, but some special spokes can weigh as little as 3 grams. The spoke threads are not tapped. The starting point for most spokes is 14 gauge, which is 2.0mm. If using aluminum nipples, the spokes should be long enough to engage the full length of spoke nipple threads so that the load is carried from spoke to the top of the nipple. You can technically ride with a broken spoke, but it is not ideal. The missing spoke will cause bigger problems if you don't replace it. If only one spoke, it's pretty safe. This could lead to more broken spokes and more expensive repairs. If many spokes break, your wheels may fall off. Individual spokes will be sold by any shop. The cost to replace a spoke is $10-20 depending on your location.

What do you measure spoke length for?

The length is measured from the inside of the elbow to the threaded end. A second spoke may be used to hold the elbow of the spoke and the tape measure's tab when measuring a spoke using a tape measure.

What do you measure bike spokes for?

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Is it necessary for spoke length to be exact?

You will want to be precise. 2mm short might be too short. You should measure the ERD yourself and be as precise as possible.

What is the meaning of 14G spokes?

The 14/15 gauge measurement on the spoke refers to the fact that they are a butted spoke, 14g at the ends and a narrower 15g in the middle, which makes them lighter but still strong.

What spokes do I need?

To find the length of spoke, you can check your wheel manufacturer's manual or use an online spoke calculator. You can enter details of your hub and rim to calculate the length you need.

How long do 29er speak for?

The disc has a common length of holes.

Is the spoke nipples the same size?

The spoke nipple sizes range from 3.30mm to 3.45mm. Some wheels come with spoke nipples in two different sizes, one on the rim and the other at the hub, though not as common.

I don't know what size spoke key I need

Measure the nipple across the wrench flats to determine the correct spoke wrench size. The spoke's diameter does not determine the spoke wrench's size.

Should you round up or down?

Always round down. Being 1mm short won't cause any problems, but being 1mm long can result in the nipples bottoming out on the threads and binding.

What is the meaning of G in spoken words?

The spoke is heavier than 14g. 14/3 wire is heavier than 12/3 wire. Many engineering fields use wire gauge. The gauge is what the g stands for.

How big is a 14 gauge spoke?

Sizes spoke wire gauge spoke size nipple size 14 2.0mm 3.30mm (0.130 in) 14 2.0mm 3.40mm (0.134 in) 13 2.3mm 3.45mm (0.136 in) 14 2.0mm 3.96mm (0.156 in)

How thick is the spoke?

14g is a wire gauge, 13g is a wire gauge, 12g is a wire gauge, 11g is a wire gauge, and 9g is a wire gauge.

Is all bike spokes the same?

You want to make sure that both the hubs and the rims use the same number of spokes when ordering. Depending on their intended use, a majority of mountain bike wheels use either 24, 28, or 32 spokes per wheel.

How many spokes should a bike wheel have?

Conventional metallic bicycle wheels for single rider bikes typically have 24, 28, 32 or 36 spokes, while wheels on tandems have as many as 40 or 48 spokes to support the weight of an additional rider.

Straight pull spokes, how do you measure them?

From the point where it transitions from the head to the round section of the spoke, they are measured.

Is it possible to shorten bicycle spokes?

It is possible to re-cut spokes and thread over the original threads.

What can I use instead of a spoke wrench?

If the spokes don't go all the way through the nipple, you can use an unbutchered screwdriver. A screwdriver with a slot cut into it can work if they do. When the spokes are rounded out, this method works. It's better to spend a few dollars on a spoke wrench that fits.

How much does a spoke weigh?

When the spoke is connected to the wheel and hub and tensioned correctly, it provides enough force to hold the rider's weight. The average spoke weight is 14 grams, but some special spokes can weigh as little as 3 grams.

Is bladed spokes stronger?

The butted spokes are typically stronger than the bladed spokes because of an additional forging process over the butted spoke. The spoke threads are not tapped. The starting point for most spokes is 14 gauge, which is 2.0mm.

What length of nipples do I need?

The nipples are usually 12 to 14mm in length. If using aluminum nipples, the spokes should be long enough to engage the full length of spoke nipple threads so that the load is carried from spoke to the top of the nipple.

What gauge are BMX spokes?

Premium grade 14-gauge stainless steel spokes are available in a ton of awesome colors.

What gauge are motorcycle spokes?

The motorcycle spokes are made of 304 STAINLESS STEEL and have 22mm nuts. The color is long.

Is it possible to ride my bike with a broken spoke?

It is not ideal to ride with a broken spoke. The missing spoke will cause bigger problems if you don't replace it.

Is it possible to ride my bike with a broken spoke?

It is not dangerous to ride with a broken or missing spoke. If only one spoke, it's pretty safe. This could lead to more broken spokes and more expensive repairs. If many spokes break, your wheels may fall off.

What is the cost to replace a bike spoke?

The spokes are usually $1 to $2 each. Individual spokes will be sold by any shop. The cost to replace a spoke is $10 to $20 depending on where you are.