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Best Wheels(4 posts)

Best WheelsEJ
May 29, 2001 12:31 AM
Iam a big guy (6'3" and 225 lbs). I am looking for the best,most durable wheel for a guy my size. I plan to use them for training and racing. I tried Open Pros with DA and I have to true them every 100 miles. Please help me.....Thanks
re: Best Wheelssean960
May 30, 2001 8:06 AM
I;m a big guy at around 230#. I have been on a set of Cane Creek Aeroheads for about 3 months now and have had excelent results.I have not had to true them at all. I do notice that the front wheels is a little soft side to side but if you don't run the breaks really tight it's not a problem. These wheels get my vote any day of the week.
re: Best Wheelsrepoman911
May 30, 2001 10:24 AM
I guess I'm a big guy too. 6'1", 215lbs. I have been riding Mavic Cosmos's for about a month now. I have at least 350 miles on them with no complaints. I was riding the wheels that came on my R600. After breaking 2 spokes in one week I decided to try the Cosmos's. I was told by one shop they were too lightly built for me, but assured by 2 other large riders that they were fine. So far I have no complaints. The wheels roll very smoothly for the price, and I have not had to true them yet. I ride alot of rough roads, and also hit some of the local park roads with speed bumps. My only issue is that the rear wheel under heavy stress, like sprinting up a hill in the big ring, seems to creak a little. I have heard this is a issue with the straight pull style hubs.

Good luck in your wheel selection.

re: Best WheelsE Man
Jun 1, 2001 6:33 AM
Thanks guys!!