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Training wheel recommendation???(4 posts)

Training wheel recommendation???andydave
Mar 10, 2003 8:27 PM
I'm looking for a good set of training wheels and hoped to get some recommendations. Like a lot of people, I want good set of relatively light-weight training wheels with a certain degree of robustness (i.e. I don't want to be truing wheels every few weeks). I weight 150 pounds, and am not that hard on wheels. Since I try to invest for the long run, cost is not a major factor. Any suggestions. Thanks.
I stopped using 'em at age fivegtx
Mar 10, 2003 9:07 PM
I know it's scary at first, but you can do it! Just keep pedaling and look straight ahead. ;)

Anyway, it's hard to go wrong with Open Pros built with 14/15s spokes, brass nips and your choice of DA/Campy hubs.
re: Training wheel recommendation???Matno
Mar 11, 2003 5:02 AM
I'm a fan of American Classic hubs. They just seem to be really strong but light at the same time. Of course, if you're really going to be using the wheels strictly for training purposes, there's not much point in getting superlight wheels. Heavier wheels will definitely give you more of a workout! As far as decent, durable wheels go, I like my current set which are Mavic MA-3's triple laced to Ultegra hubs with 14/15 DT spokes. Nice and cheap and hard to go wrong. They're not too heavy, but I'm sure most people here wouldn't think of them as race light. Certainly a tough combination - I haven't touched mine since I built them up a year ago.
Mavic OP with Ultegra Hubs.....PEDDLEFOOT
Mar 11, 2003 5:32 AM
...I've had mine for 3 years now and havenn't had to true them yet.Over 6000 miles on them and they still feel great.Just make sure you get someone to build them that knows what they're doing and has experience if you don't do it yourself.How they're built is just as important as the wheels themselves.