Does Everyone True Their Wheels Every Month, or is it Just Me?

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1/3/2020 9:53 AM

Every month, around 4-5 all day sessions, my wheels always get out of true and loose. Now.. they aren't loose enough that you can hear your spokes crinkling, which would probably take around 2 months of riding. Does this sound like it's happening to me, or is this normal.

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1/3/2020 10:19 AM

What wheelset do you have? Custom or factory built?

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1/3/2020 10:24 AM

HtownGetDown wrote:

What wheelset do you have? Custom or factory built?

Factory built; Cinema VX2s Completes for front and rear

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1/3/2020 10:35 AM

Sounds normal to me. If you ride hard and often your wheels will need truing. I true mine fairly often especially after learning new things since I tend to land sketchy or throw my bike away when Im in uncharted territory.

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1/3/2020 11:02 AM

I have had wheels i never true and wheels that need attention monthly. Ironically (maybe) the factory built ones have been the never true wheels and the Customs need attention more.

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1/3/2020 11:07 AM

Been running a bone deth pornhub 48 spoke wheelset for a season now , haven’t touched them since I got them

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1/3/2020 11:12 AM

It’s just you

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1/3/2020 11:44 AM

Shadow Cymbol rear wheel has been okay for the few sessions I have rode it. My Fit wheel that came on my complete is another story. About 4 sessions at the skatepark and most the spokes are super loose and creaky. Gave me a reason to swap wheels.

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1/3/2020 12:24 PM

use spoke prep....

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1/3/2020 4:12 PM

That cinema back wheel is the worst wheel I’ve ever had. Mine did the same thing.

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1/3/2020 7:50 PM

You should check for even spoke tension on drive side and non drive side. Even if a wheel is true but your spikes aren’t even in tension it can cause your wheel to untrue and creak again

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1/3/2020 8:19 PM

That's about how often I true my wheels. Well, at least my back wheel. I haven't even touched my front wheel for a few months now and it's still perfectly straight.

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1/3/2020 8:49 PM

Once a year for me, rolling on older gen hazard lites

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1/3/2020 10:51 PM

Get you some 48h alex supra E's. They're only 30oz each

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1/4/2020 12:07 AM

HtownGetDown wrote:

Get you some 48h alex supra E's. They're only 30oz each

I used to ride those on an S&M warpig back in the day lol

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1/4/2020 6:12 AM

quick16g wrote:

I used to ride those on an S&M warpig back in the day lol

I rode them on an S&M Holmes, and an S&M Bennett. Pretty sure I had them on my Macniel Ruben, too. Those were some heavy bastards.

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1/4/2020 9:57 AM

HtownGetDown wrote:

Get you some 48h alex supra E's. They're only 30oz each

More holes drilled but more spokes required to fill em.

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1/4/2020 5:40 PM

HtownGetDown wrote:

Get you some 48h alex supra E's. They're only 30oz each

quick16g wrote:

I used to ride those on an S&M warpig back in the day lol

My deadlift went up 45kg just thinking about that set up

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1/4/2020 5:46 PM

HtownGetDown wrote:

Get you some 48h alex supra E's. They're only 30oz each

Bulletpup wrote:

More holes drilled but more spokes required to fill em.

I'm pretty sure that the stock Supra e wheel sets were laced with 12g spokes too. Rotational weight is just government propaganda.

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1/4/2020 6:01 PM

Just when they get lose. I do a lot of 180's.

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1/4/2020 6:37 PM

HtownGetDown wrote:

Get you some 48h alex supra E's. They're only 30oz each

quick16g wrote:

I used to ride those on an S&M warpig back in the day lol

HtownGetDown wrote:

My deadlift went up 45kg just thinking about that set up

At one point in time I had a 38lb bike. Back when I didn't have the money to buy parts often I would buy the strongest stuff to be able to ride every day after school. My brother still has an odyssey hazard lite wheel with 16 tooth cassette sitting around.

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1/4/2020 11:07 PM

You probably aren’t truing/tensioning properly. I true my wheels a few times a year and i never let them get bad. Maybe your rims just suck but my guess is you need to add more tension next time you true them.

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1/5/2020 12:20 PM

Every week. I usually have 1 broken spoke every 2 weeks or so. I’m a bigger guy (240lbs) but I do flips and whips and occasionally grind and don’t have a hub guard. I also have super dialed brakes so they can’t be even slightly out of true. I love fufanus

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1/5/2020 4:32 PM

Coopers25 wrote:

You should check for even spoke tension on drive side and non drive side. Even if a wheel is true but your spikes aren’t even in tension it can cause your wheel to untrue and creak again

This. I never check for even tension just because I don't know how. I used pitch one time, but I'm pretty sure that my guess was soo rough and I had no idea what I was doing.

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1/5/2020 8:34 PM

I have 2 rear wheels with 48 spokes and true them every couple of years even if they don't need it. My front wheel maybe once a year. My front wheel was built by Shad at goods in Portland with a 7k Odyssey rim and G-sport. My cassette wheel is a profile SS with a Primo Hulu hoop I built mysrlf. My free coaster is a KHE reverse with a 7k I had custom built.

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1/6/2020 11:35 AM

I do it when I'm bored and need a break from work, which is often. I am extra picky about how tight/dialed my bike is though, way more than anyone I ride with so it's more of an OCD thing at this point I'd say. I found that you can wear out nipples really easily doing this if you don't have the exact correct size spoke wrench size or move to fast. Truing in a stand is also a must IMO.

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1/6/2020 5:40 PM

It takes me some months too, but I have a 48 spoked wheel in the back. I wish more companies would go back to making 48s... Bonedeth knows what they're doing, the weight difference between a 36 and a 48 is minimal, almost laughable, since the strength difference is actually huge! It's a no brainer, you get just a few grams more but you also get a LOT more strength! 48s for life!

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1/6/2020 6:24 PM

Otabmx wrote:

It takes me some months too, but I have a 48 spoked wheel in the back. I wish more companies would go back to making 48s... Bonedeth knows what they're doing, the weight difference between a 36 and a 48 is minimal, almost laughable, since the strength difference is actually huge! It's a no brainer, you get just a few grams more but you also get a LOT more strength! 48s for life!

Few ounces, not grams. With rotational weight, that's huge

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1/7/2020 8:53 AM

48's are weigh significantly more and are 100% not needed in 2020. just like how we dont need Triple walls anymore.
But im a weight weenie. i would never go back to 2004 and run a 48h again lol

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1/7/2020 9:53 AM

I feel like wheel building is a science that can be complicated. I watched some youtube vids this weekend cuz I'm running into problems with a project bike I'm working on (daily rider 10 speed). Apparently there should be a spec from every manufacture about how much tension the spokes should have. Then I thought about all the guys that build up rims for bmx and other bikes.

I'm thinking you gotta know what you're doing to make it real good and solid.

Having said that.... I would think if you're heavy and riding hard a lot, it could cause it to get loose at times. But then the other thing about if it's not built right from the start it could be an issue. So it may be a little of both?????

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