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Weight limit on DT revolutions?(6 posts)

Weight limit on DT revolutions?Fignons_ponytail
Jan 26, 2002 5:16 AM
I need some opinions on a new wheelset I'm going to order. I'm 175lbs. and although I don't race anymore, I still like to train like I do. I'm going to use Campy Record 10 hubs and Mavic Open Pro rims. I would like to use 28 spokes up front (3x lacing) with DT 14/17 revolutions. The rear will be 32 spokes (3X lacing), and either DT 14/15 or the Revolutions in 14/17. Any thoughts on this? I ride on pretty nice roads, but I'm looking for the best compromise between weight and durability. Oh, and I suck at climbing which is why I put a premium on light wheels! Thanks.
How often do you see spokes break in the middle?nee Spoke Wrench
Jan 26, 2002 6:16 AM
The ends of Revolution spokes, which is where they brake, is still 14 gauge. I think that Revolutions have plenty of tensile strength. What they lack is torsional strength. They are MUCH harder to build and true accurately. You save about 50g per 32 spoke wheel.
re: Weight limit on DT revolutions?Crankist
Jan 26, 2002 6:57 AM
I have the same rims, spokes, and lacing. I weigh 190. Wheels remain dead true after 1000 miles.
re: Weight limit on DT revolutions?High Gear
Jan 26, 2002 7:55 AM
I agree with crankist. I had wheels built with the Rev's Colorado cyclist and they lasted. I also had an other wheel set built at a local shop and a spoke broke after a few hundred miles along with loosing tention miles later. I'm from 170 up to 182lbs. at times and the old wheels from CC were bomb proof for years to the day I sold them. So make sure you have a good builder.
re: Weight limit on DT revolutions?feathers mcgraw
Jan 26, 2002 1:51 PM
You can still use revo's for the non drive side, 14/15's on the drive side. On top of the lighter weight the revo's will give you a nicer ride.  
Doesn't your wheelbuilder have an opinion?Sintesi at home
Jan 26, 2002 2:20 PM
Ask him, if he has any decent experience he'll know what gets broken and what doesn't.