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Quick Question - Dishing My Wheel.

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ciszewski, Feb 28, 2009.

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  1. ciszewski

    ciszewski Monkey

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    Ok, so this season I've got a Demo and an Epic for DH and Super D/local trails. I'm lacing up a DT5.1 to a Shimano hub, both of which were just sitting around. I'm thinking the wheel will get split 60-40 favoring the epic.

    I know the demo needs a 6mm dish and the epic none. What should I do; dish the wheel 0mm or 6mm, or have a happy medium of 3mm.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. chic06

    chic06 Chimp

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    I would just pick a bike, dish it for that, and leave it. I know it doesn't seem like alot of work to just swap out a wheel between bikes, but it will get old quick especially between a downhill and xc bike with the tire change.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Agreed
     
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    and arent the 5.1 a lil weak for repetitive beatings on dh courses ? im sure you can ride it but how long will it last?
     
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    Build that wheel for the epic. Not having the correct dish on one of the bikes could cause some tire rubbing or other issues, more likely on the Demo with a DH tire.
     
  6. ciszewski

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    Thanks for the reply's.

    The wheel won't be used much, I have a good wheel for my Demo and Epic.
    I am also only 120lbs so 5.1's will hold up fine.

    I guess I'm just going to go with no dish and see how it works.