Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - Chorus @ 230lbs?
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03-17-09, 05:19 PM
All i can find from Campy is "be dilligent if you are > 180lbs...."
anyone experience any issues running Campy or Chorus specifically at that weight or better? really thinking of moving up to 11...
03-17-09, 06:24 PM
I don't think the compnenets are really goona care. Wheel sets might, but the components shouldn't.
I have to give the disclaimer that I don't have any experience with 11 speed stuff. If it's all carbon, there might be a crank issue for longevity given the torque we can put down when we get out of the saddle. That being said I doubt we out torque Cavandish or Boonen in a field bunch sprint.
I'm not a huge fan of the diminished chain and cassette life after Campy went past 9 speed, so I have 8 and 9 speed stuff, but will probably make the move to 10 speed sometime this year on a new build. Actually ShimaNO 10 sp chains and cassettes don't last as long either.
03-17-09, 08:27 PM
Nothing to worry about no matter how big you are it's unlikely you are generating the same wattage or power as a pro rider, and as many say campy wears in not out.
03-17-09, 08:30 PM
Campy just doesn't want fat people using their equipment. Louis Garneau is the same.
I wouldn't worry about it.
03-17-09, 08:39 PM
I was 232 when I bought my Calfee with Campy Chorus. Later I replaced the 53/39 with a triple 53/42/30 and again Campy Chorus. I haven't had any problem with them. Now if you are planning on moving to an Ultra Torque, it is even stiffer than the Campy square bottom bracket.
no problem for me ( >95kg/220lbs excluding the stuff in the backpack)
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