Rear Wheel 48 or 40 holes
Rear Wheel to a 10 years old Dawes Galaxy, 48 holes with disc now in workshop. If I need to change a new wheel, which I hope I don´t need to.
Is there a lot of difference between 40 holes and 48 holes? Beside that how could we get club members discount from our U.K online shopping?
Depends on how heavy you are, whether you go loaded or not. For a light team with day rides 40 may be OK. We do loaded, off road touring and definitely need 48.
This is slightly unnerving me ..... I have tandem wheels with only six spokes in each
Sorry for the typo in the previous entry there are SIXTEEN spokes not SIX !! still quite small number for a Tandem
Thanks for good advises
Hi John, 16 eh? Shimano did a tandem wheel with only 16 spokes. I think they were called Sweet Sixteen. It was very racey and quite fragile.
27 inch rear wheel
We run 48s on the Swallow, but 36s on both the USWBs. All-up-weight and quality of the wheel builder are key factors, and riding style can't be underestimated either.