|Ksyriums on a tandem||Biking Viking|
Jun 22, 2001 3:20 PM
|Had to visit my LBS over lunch and noticed that outside they were displaying a Tandem with Ksyriums on. I asked one of the shop guys if they were standard Ksyriums. He said "Sure, those wheels are so strong, it's not a problem at all".
I know they are strong, because I run them on my roadbike and they seem to take any punishment I give'em fine. But a tandem? Would you trust them?
|Don't most tandems have a hub brake? NM||Lazy|
Jun 22, 2001 3:33 PM
|Yes, and he pointed that out as the only disadvantage (nm)||Biking Viking|
Jun 22, 2001 3:52 PM
|re: Ksyriums on a tandem||Spoke Wrench|
Jun 22, 2001 4:32 PM
|I don't know about strength, but you are likely to run into at least one other problem. Most modern tandems are 145mm or 160mm between the rear drop outs. A standard rear hub isn't going to cut it.|
|A local friend...||MrCelloBoy|
Jun 22, 2001 4:51 PM
|has a Calfee tandem with the Ksyriums. Her team weighs about #250 and the bike only 28 so weight probably isn't a factor. They have a second tandem that has the drag brake for the really steep descents.
The captain is a banzai downhiller so they seldom use the drag brake equipped bike.