Drive Flange Diameter | |

Non-Drive Flange Diameter | |

Drive Flange Offset | |

Non-Drive Flange Offset | |

Spoke Hole Diameter |

Effective Rim Diameter |

Spokes | Pattern | Drive Spoke Length | Non-Drive Spoke Length |

Ok, here's the formula we use to calculate the spoke length. That trigonometry I learnt at school wasn't so useless afterall! I'm not going to go through the proof of this formula... I'm sure you can search for it on Google if you're really mathematically inclined.

*l* is the spoke length

*r _{r}* is the radius of the rim

I guess there is a slight inaccuracy in the formula in that it assumes the actual diameter of the spokes to be infinitely thin. This will give spoke lengths which are a fraction of a millimetre too short. However, this is balanced out in the real world because the holes in the hub stretch when the spokes bed in, so these 2 factors pretty much cancel each other out...

Here at Pijin, we take wheel building very seriously. As well as spending a lot of effort developing the spoke calculator, we also have a team of highly experienced wheel builders. We've built wheels for many pro riders, and our builds have even been tried and tested in the Dew Tour!

Free wheel building service - To qualify, you just need to buy all the parts that make up the wheel (hub, rim and spokes) either online or instore.

We're also glad to help if you have already bought the parts else where. Our prices are super competitive and our turn around is super quick (normally within 1-2 days).

- Wheel building - £15 (per wheel)
- Wheel truing - £7 to £10 (per wheel)

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