Spokes can be tricky or tedious to adjust - where to begin?

 

Replacement:
If you need to replace spokes, it may be best to call your local bike shop, if they don't have them, they can likely order them. Alternatively you could purchase replacement spokes from 
Wheel Builder or Spokes on Ebay. Please verify you are buying the correct spokes and nipples. If you are unsure, please reach out to us: https://ride1up.com/contact/

Adjustment & Service

First, we will want to ask ourselves, are my spokes loose or needing adjustment? What is the proper spoke length or spoke tension? Do I want to learn how to adjust or replace the spokes myself and save a bundle over time? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place!


Otherwise, local bike shops and mechanics are happy to adjust the spoke tension for you. This can usually run between $25-$50 per wheel.


Please see spoke specifications for all models for front and rear wheels below. 


*It is best to measure yours and confirm the length of your spokes before placing an order*



Model Name
Spoke
Length
Gauge
Suggested Tension
Roadster V2 GEN 1
F-Left
286mm
13G
130-160kgs

F-Right
286mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Left
243mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Right
245mm
13G
130-160kgs
Roadster V2 GEN 2
F-Left
286mm
13G
130-160kgs

F-Right
286mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Left
247mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Right
249mm
13G
130-160kgs
Core-5
F-Left
257mm
13G
130-160kgs

F-Right
258mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Left
215mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Right
216mm
13G
130-160kgs
500 Series
F-Left
267mm
13G
130-160kgs

F-Right
269mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Left
226mm
12G
190kgs +/- 20

R-Right
228mm
12G
190kgs +/- 20
700 Series
F-Left
269mm
13G
130-160kgs

F-Right
217mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Left
228mm
12G
190kgs +/- 20

R-Right
230mm
12G
190kgs +/- 20
LMTD
F-Left
257mm
13G
130-160kgs

F-Right
258mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Left
188mm
13G
130-160kgs

R-Right
189mm
13G
130-160kgs



The diagram below shows you how to tighten spokes as it can be counter intuitive. The one in the middle is being loosened and each on the left and right is being tightened. 


Check the link for the affordable, compatible and multi-size Spoke Wrench above :)


Watch the video below for more info on DIY wheel truing!