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Wheelset for the gravity inclined(4 posts)

Wheelset for the gravity inclinedkomodo
May 16, 2002 6:49 AM
I weigh 250. Looking for a wheelset that is strong. Currently I have a set of ma3 and 105 hubs. Broke a spoke 8 miles away from my car. what would you recomend wheelset?? Spoke guage?? Already working on the losing weight thing. Just going slower that anticipated.

Also, what would you do if you broke a spoke and didn't have a replacement on the ride. tension the side to get it somewhat rideable. Spread the breaks.

Thanks in advance.
May 16, 2002 7:16 AM
Open Pro, 36 x 3, 14 gague and you can't go far wrong. That said, MA3s are good rims too - they would do the job too.

On the spokes - you got it - anything to get you home.
re: Wheelset for the gravity inclinedwheels513
May 16, 2002 1:39 PM
At 250 lbs you are way to heavey for 32 hole rims. You are best suited for 36 hole min. with deep aero ( V section ) rims and double butt spokes. The secreat with the spokes is that they must be the correct length to within 2 tenths of a mm ( yes I can cut spokes in 1/2 mm lengths ) and have the proper tenstions.Frank
re: Wheelset for the gravity inclinedatpjunkie
May 16, 2002 8:53 PM
yes go for 36 hole rims, the deeper the v the stiffer the rim. I'm 230ish and also have a set of Vector Comps and they do pretty well for a guy my size.I'd almost go straight 14 gauge or maybe as Frank suggests butted 14/15/14. He sounds like he knows. If you are particularly tough on rims you could also try a cross rim like a Salsa Delgado.