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Oct. 12, 2018, 4:08 p.m. -  Applesauce

Lower spoke counts don't require a lower number of crosses, assuming fairly normal hub and rim dimensions, until you get to 24h wheels. Reserves are 3x, for instance - and the vast majority of OE wheels on SC for years have been 28h and 3x (I've been selling and servicing SCs for a decade). I have even built a few 24h wheels with 3x, though I'm straining to remember what...I think DA 9k hubs will permit 24h 3x on the driveside rear, assuming a fairly shallow rim. The long and short of it is, 28h does not automatically require 2x, and in fact will almost always support 3x, especially on a 29er wheel.

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