Spoke Tensioner

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About this app

Enter the type of spoke into the app, then pluck the spoke and it will display the tension for that spoke.
Much faster and more precise than using a hand held spoke meter.
Incorporates nearly all spoke shapes, sizes and materials.
Technique is used by major wheel builders, based on fundamental physics rules.
Updated on
Aug 28, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

19 reviews
Mark Wicks
September 26, 2022
I am very satisfied with this app. I was leaning toward purchasing a mechanical meter, but I decided that inexpensive mechanical meters are probably only good for measuring relative tension because the calibration can be way off.. After hearing good things about a similar app for the iPhone, I decided to give this one a try. There was a bit of trial and error to get the plucking technique just right (i.e., lightly!), but I felt confident that I was getting very repeatable readings.
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Ferris Tseng
March 1, 2024
Tested this as a novice wheel builder, and I think it works well, but can't verify the accuracy of the readings personally as I don't have a more accurate instrument. There is a video on YouTube of someone (maybe the app creator?) demonstrating how to use the application, which does show that it can be quite accurate. It does take some time to find a method that works to get good readings, which for me involved a very quiet room and plucking in such a way to to vibrate the other spokes.
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Jurik Ristjouw
December 27, 2023
Precisely what I was looking for. Already knew I had to tension by frequency, but this makes it soo much easier than asking my wife if the spoke is lower or higher in pitch. No fuzz, just exactly what you need, no more no less. Pricing is low enough for a impulse buy. Keep up the good work!
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