I am currently in the process of building a wheel, and I'm super confused on how to determine the correct spoke tension.
I bought the Park Tool TM-1 to correctly gauge the tension.
DT Swiss doesn't provide the recommended spoke tension for their rims; I triple checked the manual and couldn't find anything for a DT Swiss EX 471 26" 32h rim. This forum says I should shoot for 123kgf... but I don't know how reliable that is....
I'm also confused about my spokes. I went with the Wheelsmith DB 14 spokes (260mm); apparently these spokes get wider at both ends (2.0mm) and in the middle they are (1.7mm)...
When I go to the Park Tool Wheel Tension App, it asks me for the "thickness" of my spokes.
- Should I enter 1.7mm or 2.0mm into "thickness" on the Park Tool Wheel Tension App
- What should my tension be for the DT Swiss Ex 471 rim?