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Reduced Spoke Wheels(8 posts)

Reduced Spoke Wheelsvontresc
Apr 8, 2002 7:50 AM
Hi, I am in the process of deciding on a new bike. I have been looking at a Lemond Buenos Aires And some others that have reduced spoke wheels (bontrager). This brings me to my concern. How well do these hold up compared to regular wheels, especially for heavier riders (240 at the moment).

Thanks for the Help

Peter
re: Reduced Spoke Wheelselviento
Apr 8, 2002 8:06 AM
Rolf Comps are way stronger than SHimano/Mavic wheels in my personal experience. I was 200+ and about 180 now. No experience with the Bontragers, but should be fairly similar to the Rolfs.
re: Reduced Spoke Wheelsmaximum15
Apr 8, 2002 8:14 AM
I have been riding Rolf Vector Comps for a little over two years with no problems. My weight is typically 225 pounds.
240 is on the far side of heavyColnagoFE
Apr 8, 2002 8:42 AM
I'd recommend staying away from lightweight hoops at that weight. I weigh 195 and wouldn't think of riding a low spoke count wheel as my only set of wheels. MAYBE for racing, but even then you're gonna trash 'em. If you gotta have loew spoke count wheels look into the standard Ksyriums.
Not in the US.JS
Apr 8, 2002 9:19 AM
Where "supersize" meals are a way of life.
yeah...probably right there (nm)ColnagoFE
Apr 8, 2002 9:25 AM
And only $.50 moreIcefrk13
Apr 8, 2002 9:57 AM
240 is on the far side of heavy......BIGBOB
Apr 8, 2002 9:39 AM
I resemble that remark.....