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Ksyriums on a tandem(5 posts)

Ksyriums on a tandemBiking 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?
BV
Don't most tandems have a hub brake? NMLazy
Jun 22, 2001 3:33 PM
NM
Yes, and he pointed that out as the only disadvantage (nm)Biking Viking
Jun 22, 2001 3:52 PM
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re: Ksyriums on a tandemSpoke 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.