Types of Spoke
There are mainly 2 types of cycling spokes most commonly be used nowadays, straight-pull and J-bend:
- Straight-pull spokes – The hub-side end of the spoke is straight out from the hub. It is ideal to eliminate the potential weak point at a typical ‘J’ bend spoke.
- J-bend Spokes – Typical spokes commonly used nowadays. With appropriate installation, J-bend spokes can increase the stiffness of a wheel.