J-Bend vs Straight Bike Wheel Spokes

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spoke wrench

Straight pull spokes were invented to eliminate weak point at the bend in a traditional spoke and to make wheel building faster. A drawback is that not all shops will carry straight pull spokes. They can also spin sometimes in the hub flange, which makes it difficult to get the spoke to a high tension or to loosen a frozen spoke nipple.

An Update On The Great Copenhagen Vs. Flykly Electric Bike Wheel Debate: Where are they now?

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Electric Bikes

Over a year ago, we made a blog post about two new electric bike wheels being produced that bore a striking resemblance to each other: The Copenhagen Wheel and the FlyKly Smart Wheel.  

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