Bicycle TutorBicycle Tutor

Show off your bike!

Related video tutorials:
Hub/wheel fitting
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.

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:

Anyone know of some other good resources?

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Fitting tubeless tyres on a rim? ibie1983 0 3,281 08-12-2015, 09:07 AM
Last Post: ibie1983
  Fitting Wrench on Nipple Analytics 8 6,060 07-29-2015, 01:12 AM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Fitting 11-28 to fixie wheel? mikesw15 5 3,054 11-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Last Post: mikesw15

Forum Jump:

ISSN 1918-3445 © Copyright 2007-2010 Bicycle Tutor / Privacy Policy / Created by Alex Ramon