Suggested Berd Wheelsets
The ultimate chameleon, the TR33 is comfortable no matter the situation. But with Berd spokes, it is transformed into an XC wheelset with next level performance. This Legacy wheelset features a five year warranty.
- Our mid depth gravel HR35 rims balance weight, aerodynamics and versatility to produce an instant performance upgrade for your road/gravel bike. As Premium wheels they feature a Lifetime warranty.
“I’ve found Berd spokes to be quiet, comfortable, and durable. They are my #1 choice when building the fastest and lightest wheels for my personal bikes.” – Trevor Howard, NOBL Wheels CEO
Berd Spokes / Frequently Asked Questions
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Berd Spoke Maintenance
Does my Berd wheelset need any special maintenance?
Berd spokes are far lighter and just as strong as their traditional steel counterparts but due to the bedding-in process of the fibers, the wheels can lose up to 30% of their initial tension after 3-6 months of riding depending on usage. We recommend checking your spoke tension after 2-3 months and adjusting accordingly.
Adding tension will require a truing stand, a Park Tool TM-1 Tension Meter, the Berd Spoke Holding Tool (to stop spokes from twisting up) and the Berd External Nipple Tool. You can get away with using a traditional double square wrench to add tension to the spokes if you don’t mind removing your tire and any tubeless tape. As a reminder, you can purchase any Berd related small parts at noblwheels.com.
To bring the tension back to the desired 70 KGF (equivalent to 12 on the Park Tool Meter) start by adding 2 full turns to each nipple, then check to make sure your tensions are still even. Next you may have to do some minor truing by turning the nipple on the opposite side of the affected area ⅛ – ¼ turns until the rim comes back to straight.
How do I clean the spokes?
How do I replace a spoke?
If you have straight pull hubs, you may need a Tangential Straight Pull Insert that goes inside the hub if the original one cannot be recovered. You will also need an Insert Pushing Tool to push inserts on heads of the spoke.
Can I use a steel spoke as a replacement?
What if I drop a chain into the spokes?
How To Lace and Build With Berd Spokes
Do you need to modify the hubs?
Can you build with BERD Spokes on any wheel?
Are the spoke lengths the same as metal spokes?
I’m building my own wheel with Berd spokes, what nipples should I use?
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How do you connect BERD spokes to a rim?
These Double Square Sapim Secure Lock nipples are already our favorite nipple option and used in virtually all of our builds due to their high corrosion resistance, strength, and their secure lock function.
How do you connect BERD spokes to a hub?
How do BERD spokes attach to hubs?
How do I stop the spokes from twisting while building?
We keep these tools in stock so if you’d like to purchase them, take a look here.
What is the final tension of BERD Spokes?
As a general rule, mountain wheels that are broken in should be brought back up to 11-12, and road disc wheels can be a bit lower (10 is okay) because they are generally deeper and stiffer than mountain wheels. Note that the tension tends to drop overnight, so check if additional tension is needed over time.
How to properly measure the tension of BERD Spokes?
Berd Spoke Replacement Tools
Insert Pushing Tool
External Nipple Wrench
Spoke Holding Tool
Tangential Straight Pull Insert (Inserts)
Replacement Berd Spoke
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