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    Synergy or Dyad for a Clydesdale?

    Hi,
    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).

    Thanks.

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    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.

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    Steel is real ishkabibble's Avatar
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    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.

    Bill
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    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.
    Last edited by late; 04-03-08 at 06:01 PM.

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    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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