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Wheelsets for clydesdales?(7 posts)

Wheelsets for clydesdales?DeRanger
Sep 2, 2002 10:57 AM
I'm looking for a wheelset suitable for a 220-pound rider and compatible with 10-speed Daytona/Centaur group - intended use is training, not racing. Suggestions?

Wheelsets for clydesdales?tao
Sep 2, 2002 1:13 PM
I'd use Chorus hubs and Mavic Open Pro or MA3 rims. Use 32 3x spokes up front and consider 36 3x in the rear, 14/15 double-butted of course will give you a more durable and comfortable wheelset. $240-260 for the set at ExcelSports depending on colors and options and you can't go wrong.
Mavic Classic SSC w/Ceramic braking surfaceBNA_Biker
Sep 2, 2002 4:15 PM
I'm also a clydesdale 235 lbs. These are GREAT! No problems, no spoke breakage, stay true etc, etc. Well worth the $.
re: Wheelsets for clydesdales?seyboro
Sep 2, 2002 4:38 PM
I have used cxp 30s, cxp33s and Ambrosio Focus rims, 36/32 spoke count. All 3 make very tough wheels and are definitely preferable to pre-built wheels.
CXP33 14 gauge spoke270bullet
Sep 2, 2002 5:51 PM
At 230 - 240 depending on time of year, these are the only wheels that have never gone out of true on me. Open Pros, Mavic Classics Pros, Ksyriums, Open Pro Ceramic, all lose true after just a few hundred miles. A few thousand miles on the CXP33 32 hole, with 14 gauge are rock solid and true. I've weighed them to be only a few grams heavier than the "lightweight" wheels.
you could go 36 hole rear (nm)ColnagoFE
Sep 3, 2002 7:06 AM
re: CXP33 The best for bigriderbigrider
Sep 3, 2002 7:23 AM
I asked this same question a long time back and finally got a wheel that lasts.
The rims are only grams heavier than open pro. They are more aero and that helps out on strength. Get 3x 14gauge 36 hole for the rear.

I am 230 to 245lbs. and have blown out THREE rear wheels in the last three years. I recently tried the shimano 535s and broke a spoke after two thousand miles. It is replaced but I think the rest will start fatiguing and I will go through the spoke replacement game.

I found the cxp21s held up better than the open pros and other non-aero rims.