Yup.Haven't Campy hubs been basically the same for a long time (even before the went 11) without any wheel durability or other problems?
The split is around the 10%to 15% range. 85-90% from DS, 10-15% from NDS.Do you think, though, that torque transfer from the NDS is significant anyway?
Spoke tension does not significantly affect wheel stiffness. The left bracing angle, the spoke thickness and the rim do a much better job on that. I dont think higher tension plays a role on torsional rigidity either because the pushing spoke rigidity is counteracted by the pulling spoke rigidity, at least for the cross patterns. I know Brandt did some testing on that but I dont recall what the results where.I would think that higher tension and better tension balance, aside from making the wheel more stiff laterally, would make it an overall more responsive wheel - torque transfer included.
You could put a 50 speed cassette in a 10s space if you could make the cogs and chain thin enough but given current technology there's no way you could do 18 in anything but 135 mm spacing.My question is, I saw Shimano had patents of up to 18 speed cassette (more or less). Would non-drive tension still be OK, or they'll move to 135mm hub?
This sums it up nicely.The wheel is going to be either weaker or heavier than if it had been built on a 10spd hub. So take your pick.
Do you find there is an upper limit on spoke stiffness that if exceeded the results are counterproductive to the wheel durability?IMO one good change to make is the use of heavier DS spokes. It increases the radial load the wheel can take before the NDS spokes go slack. And yes, it'll be 15-20g heavier, but that's pretty trivial.
IMO one good change to make is the use of heavier DS spokes. It increases the radial load the wheel can take before the NDS spokes go slack. And yes, it'll be 15-20g heavier, but that's pretty trivial.