Bicycle Mechanics - Synergy or Dyad for a Clydesdale?
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total weight around 300 when touring. The Velocity website says the Synergy is heavier by a tiny amount. But I was wondering if anyone had a preference for one or the other in a demanding application (commuting and touring).
04-03-08, 04:59 PM
I built a set of 40 spoke Dyads for my tandem and I"ve been quite happy with them. The building process went better than any other wheels that I've ever built.
04-03-08, 05:03 PM
Peter White has a description of these rims <http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/velocity.asp> Is he close enough to Southern Maine to consider as your wheel builder?
I started at 325 lbs. on 48 spoke Dyads on my Gunnar and I also have 36 spoke Dyads on my Atlantis.
My bike shop does a good job of building wheels. Looks like Peter White doesn't use the Synergy rim. I like the idea of offset on that rear rim.
04-03-08, 10:29 PM
I was looking for a durable wheel so switched to Dyads, 36 front and 32 rear (Rohloff hub) this fall/winter commute season. So far they have been great. The LBS offered free truing for three years, so I haven't had to take them up on it. Counting the bike and commuting gear I'm close to 300 (or maybe a little north of it).
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