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Ive seen guys with zip ties on their spokes where they cross eachother. What does that do for the rim? Does it even have a purpose?

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Its supposed to help reduce the vibration in the spokes and help reduce the deflection in hard impacts. This will help to keep them from braking as often.

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Both SCORE and BITD off road racing require that spokes be either zip tied or saftey wired.We raced the Baja 500 on a 250 and I don;t think we lost any ties.

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They don't do anything for a wheel other than keeping a broken one from flopping around and tearing up other parts. Now a wire tied and soldered setup will add strength and rigidity to a wheel, but it's not really worth the time and effort and a mess when you got to replace a spoke. Zip ties don't do squat.

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Zip ties will keep broken spokes from flopping around and tearing up other parts.

:cry:

He's right all right.

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They don't do anything for a wheel other than keeping a broken one from flopping around and tearing up other parts. Now a wire tied and soldered setup will add strength and rigidity to a wheel, but it's not really worth the time and effort and a mess when you got to replace a spoke. Zip ties don't do squat.

We have a winner!!! :cry:

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