There are no specific spoke types required, however, wheel builders should keep in mind that using lighter spokes will produce a wheel with greater lateral flex when compared to a typical 2.0/1.8 spoke. For spoke nipples, we recommend using a mechanically locking nipple such as Sapim Secure Lock nipples. DO NOT USE DT SWISS SQUORX, HEX, OR SIMILAR NIPPLES FROM ANY OTHER BRAND WITH AN EXTRA TALL BASE. These tall base nipples are incompatible with the 3ZERO MOTO’s single wall design where the rim tape comes in direct contact with the spoke nipples. Tall nipples run a higher risk of poking holes in the tubeless tape and creates irregularities in the tubeless tape width.
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- If my TyreWiz breaks, can I install a normal tubeless valve?
- If spokes are slightly too long and extend past the end of the spoke nipple, will it poke through the rim tape?
- Is there a specific spoke tension required when building Zipp 3ZERO MOTO wheels?
- Do 3ZERO MOTO rims need to be built with a particular spoke lacing pattern?
- Are there specific spoke and spoke nipple types or brands that Zipp recommends for building 3ZERO MOTO rims?
- Can rims be built using either alloy or brass spoke nipples?
- Are spoke nipple washers required?
- Do I need some sort of lubrication between the washer and the nipple head for the Zipp 3ZERO MOTO?