Has anyone bought/used a spoke tension tool?


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Park has one for $80. I'd probably buy a chinese knockoff for $20. R1U does list the tension for all the spokes. Just wonder if this method is a good way to test tension?


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If you are simply checking wheels or replacing spokes, the cheap ones should be fine - I got one at Amazon for about $42. You don't really care what the value is, you're just checking that the values are the same.

If you're building wheels from scratch, then you should probably spring for the good ones.

rich c

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There are special apps for your phone for tensioning spokes, or even a guitar tuning app works.