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cpx33 which hub for heavy rider(3 posts)

cpx33 which hub for heavy riderdaviduc
Jul 16, 2001 8:41 PM
which hub would make a stronger cpx33 wheel for a 250lb rider..being used with campy 10 speed..chris king/chorus/record?..any suggestions for a different rim???
re: cpx33 which hub for heavy riderJofa
Jul 17, 2001 6:05 AM
Any hub will do, as hubs have no bearing on wheel strength, and they rarely fail anyway these days, except from radial spoking. Shimano and Campag hubs are about the best designed, so go with Campag ones given that you're already running Campag componentry.

Those rims are fine, though a little heavy; Open Pros will save a little weight, and are more than strong enough for your weight. The risk isn't so much of the wheel failing totally- this happens rarely, and a heavy rider is never the cause- but of the spokes developing fatigue fractures. Hence, whatever rim you choose, make sure you spec 36 spokes to spread the load: the four more spokes (than 32) will do more for the wheel durability than a heavier rim, and are less of a weight increase.
chorus/recordColnagoFE
Jul 17, 2001 8:33 AM
either should be fine. record weighs a few grams less, has a TI spindle, that funny ring thing on the skewer, and a greaseport...that's about the only diff. I weigh 195 and my trainingn wheels are cxp33s (36 rear, 32 front w/ brass, 14/15, record hubs, and 14/15 spokes 3x). So far bombproof wheels. You may wish to do 36 front and rear at your weight.