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Rims For A Heavy Weight(7 posts)

Rims For A Heavy WeightJames_M
Jul 22, 2002 8:12 AM
I need to have a set of wheels built for my hybrid/play bike which is set up more like a cross bike (drop bars, top levers, cantilevers, 35mm tires, etc.) than anything else. I have a set of 32 hole XTR mountain hubs which will work with the frame but I need a recommendation for a good set of 700C rims. I know wheel strength is very dependent on the build but I want a good rim that will hold up reasonably well under 250lbs of rider weight and work with the wider cross style tires. Currently I am using a pair of real cheap wheels which work OK but they have old low end Shimano hubs which are not that great.
Open Prosmuncher
Jul 22, 2002 8:20 AM
Been bashing mine on a cross set-up for nearly 2 years without even a true.
36 hole CXP33s? (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 22, 2002 8:21 AM
Ditto the Open Pros (nm)brider
Jul 22, 2002 8:32 AM
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re: Rims For A Heavy WeightMXL02
Jul 22, 2002 9:10 AM
Try this thread, where this topic was discussed last week.
jtkirk15 "Help me find an affordable wheelset..." 7/22/02 6:30am

Good luck.
re: Rims For A Heavy Weightcurlybike
Jul 22, 2002 9:14 AM
I would suggest a tall profile rim, such as, a Velocity deep-v . Check out their site. www.velocityusa.com
I second that...sprockets2
Jul 22, 2002 11:49 AM
I am 220 lbs and have built several sets of these. You could beat an OpenPro rim into a pile of foil with a Deep-V. Very stout and not seriously heavy considering its great strength.