Yeah, but that's not always an escape from the "delicate" spoke problem. After all, most chain drives don't drive a freewheel either. They too mount the wheel sprocket by straddling the spokes with compression, rubber cushion, and bolts. Although the spokes are driven closer to the hub, there are still numerous spoke breakage problems with the chain drives as well. Tough spokes are truly the answer here...just my opinion. You can still go with a light weight alloy rim...I'm running a Sun Rhyno Lite, (had to drill the holes out just a smidge), but love my 10 guage spokes!
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