14 Apr 2016

Straight pull spokes

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About once a month I get a call asking for straight pull spokes. Sapim CX-Ray straight pulls are available for order with a one week lead time but otherwise I don’t offer straight pull. Demand is low so I prefer to use available space and money for more popular selections.

You may be tempted by great deals on straight pull hubs but I recommend against them. Straight pull spokes make wheelbuilding more difficult because they lack elbows, which resist twist. And if you need a replacement spoke in a pinch, straight pull makes the search next to impossible (I have Sapim Leader straight pull spokes on hand for emergencies). Save yourself the hassle — choose j-bend.