Question: How important is spoke tension?

Spoke tension is important to ensure your wheels are strong, reliable and long lasting. Spokes that are too loose will continue to loosen and require constant wheel truing. Spokes that are too tight will cause damage to the rim, spoke nipples and hub flanges.

How often should you check spoke tension?

Registered. You can do a quick check by plucking the spokes like a string. They should all have a nice high note. You should have them trued and tensioned about once a year if you ride often.

How do you adjust spoke tension?

4:509:02How to True a Wheel Part 5: Spoke Tension - YouTubeYouTube

How do you check motorcycle spoke tension?

1:416:26How to check spoke tension #1950 - YouTubeYouTube

What happens if you have a loose spoke?

Your spoke nipple can be stripped, disconnecting it from the rim. A collision or crash can cause irreparable damage. You might say, “Its still true, its fine.” Thats a big mistake. It wont stay true for long, and neglecting to fix a wobbly spoke could cost you the whole wheel.

How do you fix a loose spoke?

0:194:33How to fix a broken or loose spoke - YouTubeYouTube

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