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JohnnyKat said:
i always run into that. rear wheels anymore with 10cogs seem to require a ton of tension on the drive side just so one can get adequate tension on the non drive side. that is if you try to actually true and center the rear wheel. anybody else run into this?
Whatever the dish in the wheel, you want your drive side to be the max that the rim can sustain and let the non-drive side be whatever but consistent throughout. There is no "adequate" tension on the NDS.

BTW, 8-9-10 speeds all have the same freehub width...
 

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JohnnyKat said:
i tend to push the limit on the drive side tension to avoid wheel flex
Not to disappoint or start a discussion on this topic (See MTBR's forum for those) but experiments show that there is no correlation between tension & flex as long as tension is not excessively low. So between 70kgf and 130kgf, there won't be any noticable flex difference.

To be honest, I have a hard time believing it but I saw the data so how can I argue?
 
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