|Strong Training Wheels for Heavy Roadie||SSMike|
Oct 28, 2001 5:11 PM
|Any heavy riders out there care to share their experience with rims? I'm looking for something that will be as trouble free as possible under a BIG rider (6'6, 250 pounds) while I work my way back into shape.
Probably going to do Open Pros 3x 36 hole with 14/15's and brass nipples with 23 or 25c tires, but would love to hear alternate ideas or potential problems with this setup.
Thanks everyone, Mike
|Mavic Classics Elite||matt|
Oct 28, 2001 8:05 PM
|Bomb proof! Like the wheels they ride in Paris-Roubaix minus the ceramic coating in the rim.|
|re: Strong Training Wheels for Heavy Roadie||koala|
Oct 29, 2001 6:58 AM
|I have a set of Mavic clssic pros that are bulletproof. Same wheels for 2 seasons as everyday wheels and they have never needed to be trued. Oh, I am no lightweight.|
|re: Strong Training Wheels for Heavy Roadie||burdiman|
Oct 29, 2001 11:26 AM
|I am 6'7" and getting in shape myself (240lbs now). Currently riding Open Pros, 3x 36 hole with Sapim spokes (13/14 drive side and 14/15 non-drive). Was breaking DT spokes twice a month.
I rode the wheel for a few weeks, did a final true, and used DT Spoke Freeze on these things and they are solid.
I hear CXP33 rims can be very strong but haven't tried them yet.
|I've had good luck with the bolt-ons from Sears ;-) (nm)||grzy|
Oct 29, 2001 11:31 AM
|re: Strong Training Wheels for Heavy Roadie||bikedodger|
Oct 29, 2001 12:20 PM
|I weigh about 215 and have been using Mavic CXP30s that were built by Excel Sports with no problems. I never have had to get them aligned in >10000 miles.
|re: Strong Training Wheels for Heavy Roadie||cyclomoteur|
Oct 29, 2001 1:46 PM
|Rim : Aluminium aero shape rim
Spokes : 14(32-48) o 15(36)
Spoke partern : 3x front and rear
If yo want to be trouble free : Buy Aerospoke wheelset (around 4000g though)
I know one heavy(220+) guy who's riding on FIR rims 48 14gauge spoke (laced 4x front and rear) That wheelset has been trouble free for over 2 season (around 8000-10000k I suspect)
Oct 29, 2001 3:27 PM
|I'm about 200 lbs and ride them--absolutely bombproof. I'd imagine a set of 36 spoke CXP33s w brass and 14/15 spokes would be great for you. If you can find an old set of CXP30s (even deeper rim) they would probably be even stronger.|
|Velocity Deep V||Kerry Irons|
Oct 29, 2001 5:29 PM
|In a 36 spoke (or even 32), 3 cross configuration, a Velocity Deep V would make a very strong, durable, and high performance wheel set that would cost much less than factory wheels. A pair of these rims would only be $90, or you could do Velocity Aerohead front/Deep V rear for a little less, and save 100gm. Choose any hubs, use 14/15 spokes, have them built by a good wheelsmith, and you should have a reasonably light and very durable set.|
|Hey, I used to be bigger than you...||cory|
Oct 29, 2001 7:32 PM
|...and I hardly ever had problems with ANY wheel with 32 or 36 spokes, including a set of Performance (or Nashbar, I forget which) cheapie $169-a-pair wheels. I'm down to 215 now, but whenever I try to go under 32 spokes, I start having trouble.
My Allez has Velocity Deep Vs, as somebody else recommended, w/32 Wheelsmith 14/15s. They've stayed true for about 1500 miles...but the guy who built them used alloy nipples, and I've snapped off two of the nips on the non-drive side of the rear. Even with a loose spoke, though, the rims were strong enough that I didn't have to fiddle the wheel or release the brake to ride home. Only way I knew it was broken was that I heard it go.
|re: Strong Training Wheels for Heavy Roadie||Wolfgang|
Nov 4, 2001 1:19 AM
|I had a problem w/busting spokes on my Mavic CPX21's, I ugraded to Mavic Classics SSC with ceramic braking surface, they are better than sliced bread. Very strong wheel and the ceramic braking surface stops all my weight very niclely. I'm 5-11 @ 235|| |