Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - A question about wheels?
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I have a quick question about wheels. I am eyeing a Giant XTC. Now the concern I have is that the front wheel is a 24 spoke and the rear is a 30 spoke. Now, the configuration is what is getting to me. The spokes on the front wheel are not placed at interval, they come together at the rim at the 1 O'clock, 2 o'clock, 3 o'clock... positions and the same for the back wheel. Has anybody had experience with this? Oh yeah, I am at about 350, 6' tall. 19" frame. Thanks for any info!
03-19-09, 06:10 PM
Sounds like you are describing radial laced wheels. If I were 350, I would stay away from those and go for standard 32 or 36 spoke 3 cross. 19" frame would be close for rough off road riding at your height. If you are going to use it as a road bike, go bigger.
03-19-09, 06:21 PM
At 350 pounds, go for a 36h 3 cross wheel for any off road applications. I wouldn't go less than 28h for road riding.
03-19-09, 06:35 PM
rocky mtn cycles on ebay sells some 36 hole wheels with straight gauge dt spokes.. I bought a set for light touring, very solid and good company to deal with.. There prices are very competitive
Hi thanks for the info guys, the bike comes with them standard so I'll give them a whirl. I'll let you know how they hold up. The bike guy is saying that I should be fine, and he's not voiding the warrenty cause of my size... So I got a year to find out! hee hee.... As for bike size, I haven't been on a bike in about 15 years and I doubt the minister of finance (i.e. Wife) will let me buy 2 bikes, so I am going mid way. I think 19 is all right too since I don't have a very long inseam. I am currently in Korea so I'll have a look here. I also want to be doing some light trail and farm roads along the rice pady's here. As soon as I get it I'll try and post some pics. Maybe start up a photo section, or thread or something.
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