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Any Clydesdales on Open Pro's?(12 posts)

Any Clydesdales on Open Pro's?853
Apr 15, 2003 8:14 AM
I want to get a set of these for general use on smooth roads and Crit's, but I am concerned about the reliability.
How do you have them built up? I weigh 235lbs, if that helps.

Thanks,
re: Any Clydesdales on Open Pro's?heldveld
Apr 15, 2003 8:26 AM
I weigh 210ish and have a pair on my cross bike (36hole 3x). Use them for some trail riding. Had the rear rebuilt by hand after knocking the machine made original way out of true. After that I haven't had any problems in about 1 year.

For road use you should be fine.
tandemsDougSloan
Apr 15, 2003 8:28 AM
I know a guy who uses them on a tandem, 32 spoke. Works fine. Total rider weight of close to 300 pounds and bike weight of around 30.

Doug
I passed on them...Nater
Apr 15, 2003 8:28 AM
I had an opportunity to purchase a set of Chorus hubs on Open Pros from a friend for a good deal, but I passed them up. I ended up buying a set of Sun Rims Venus to build up instead. A little bit deeper cross section than Open Pros (about 25mm to 19mm). I haven't had any experience on Open Pros but had horrible experience with a set of Matrix box section rims when I returned to riding after college football ended. I was about 235lbs at the time and I had to true those wheels after every ride. I prefer something a little more reliable. I've had really good luck lately on a set of 32 hole Velocity Deep V rims that I have on my Cyclocross bike...haven't had to touch them with a spoke wrench. I think they're over kill for the road though. I'd recommend some of those (Deep Vs) in a 28 hole front and rear or something in a 25mm profile like the Venus or Velocity's Fusion in 32 holes with DT Competition DB spokes built by a good builder. Always 3x for the big guys!

Good luck...
re: Any Clydesdales on Open Pro's?MR_GRUMPY
Apr 15, 2003 8:54 AM
I'm not in the clydesdale catagory yet, but I would recomend Open Pro's with 36 hole hubs in back. You should get 2 to 3 years before the eyelets start to crack. When that happens just rebuild.
re: Any Clydesdales on Open Pro's?redge0519
Apr 15, 2003 9:07 AM
I'm at 225, have ridden open pros, 32/3, 14 guage spokes, for several years. I had one crack at the weld after 3 years(need to stop the bunny hops), rebuilt with the same. They have stayed true--no problems.
Thanks, Where can I find Blue ones?853
Apr 15, 2003 9:33 AM
Thanks, Where can I find Blue ones?redge0519
Apr 15, 2003 10:23 AM
Found them at my LBS at same price--$69 as mail order. LBS had red or blue.
re: Any Clydesdales on Open Pro's?MXL02
Apr 16, 2003 5:34 AM
I weigh~200lbs and my record hub/open pros are my favorite wheels. When I started riding I weighed 230, so they can handle the weight. I use 32 front, 36 rear...pretty much bomb proof.
I'd go 36 hole if I was youColnagoFE
Apr 16, 2003 8:15 AM
14/15 spokes and brass nips from a good builder. Should work. I weigh about 190 and ride Open pro 32s with revs and al nips but only for special events...not normal training. You might be even better off with a CXP33 36. It would be stronger for normal use.
32 is okayatpjunkie
Apr 18, 2003 4:42 PM
I'm 230 have 2 sets. record /O/P Ceramic for Road Training and wet weather and Hugi 240/O/P CD for Cross. knock the cross rear out bunny hopping once in a while but not bad. all are laced 14/15/14 3x except the road front which is laced 2X, all are standing up to my abuse.
re: Any Clydesdales on Open Pro's?pitt83
Apr 21, 2003 11:33 AM
PLEASE! For your own good, get out of Mavic. Try Velocity Aeroheads. They have them at Coloradocyclist and are amazingly strong rims. I have them on my road and MTB and never have a problem. I can tell horrors about Mavic CXP and OpenPro rims. The Velocity rims are far superior than trying to keep the Mavics working. I weigh 230 + / - 15 lbs and am 6'4. My MTB are on their 3rd season, the road wheels on their second. Both are 32 hole. They are a gram or 2 heavier than other possibilities, but I'll trade that gram for every second ride breaking a spoke on the OpenPros or crushing the CXP rims.

IMHO and YMMV