Several folks I know have encountered broken or very loose spokes on their wheels. Remember that these bike wheels are a combination of mountain bike and moto wheels. The hubs are mountain bike parts, the rims are motorcycle parts. The spoke nipples are the custom parts that when combined together make our wheels unique. To date I have NOT broken any spokes. After riding my bike for the first 200 miles I de stressed my spokes and have not had to so since. And to date I’ve amassed 2300 offroad miles on my bike.
A FB Group user sent me a video where the user was adjusting his spokes using the ‘sound method.’ I asked the man who built my wheel about this method and he doesn’t feel it’s accurate. I asked another wheel builder and they use that method quite a bit. So I found two resources that I feel are more representative of how I have tensioned my own wheel. Here you go:
Spoke wrenches I use.
Spokes are much like anything else that is completely vital, but seldom appreciated and often neglected. Checking your spokes should be a regular practice. If not it’s kind of like blowing up a bathroom only to discover there’s no toilet paper! Hahahahahaha. Enough said.