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Old 06-12-08, 05:33 PM   #1
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Solid wheel for a clydesdale

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I am looking for a SOLID rear wheel (or wheel set) for a Hybrid bike. My friend is a Clydes (+/= 275 lbs) riding a Jamis hybrid....sorry i don' have any more specs, but he has already ruined one wheel, and is working on his second, both alloy. I saw a few comments about Sun Rhyno Lite rims, but can't seem to find hybrid sizes....any other suggestions.

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Old 06-12-08, 06:27 PM   #2
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yep, get some rhynolites. they make them in just about every size imaginable. Have someone build him up a set of wheels, dont get machine built ones.
If you were close to me, id build them for you.
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thanks for the quick response.....i can only seem to find 48 hole 700c rhynos on fleabay....any suggestions on where to buy them, and what spokes to use?.....


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reccomend a deep dish rim. minimizes side load flex.
matched with a high flange hub to shorten spoke lengths even further.
increase spoke count, minimun 36.
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thanks for the quick response.....i can only seem to find 48 hole 700c rhynos on fleabay....any suggestions on where to buy them, and what spokes to use?.....


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Try to find some DT Alpine III spokes. Built right, he will have an awesome wheelset.
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I ride on a deep v 36 spoke and I am 330, no problems at all!
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I'd think twice about the Rhynolites. While they are certainly a very tough rim, they're not the easiest rim to install tires on. If it was my bike I'd lace up some Velocity Dyad rims on a Shimano hub. The Dyads are readily available in 32 and 36 hole drillings.
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Shimano hubs with 36 spoke Velocity Dyads or Mavic A719 rims,double butted spokes.
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I'd think twice about the Rhynolites. While they are certainly a very tough rim, they're not the easiest rim to install tires on. If it was my bike I'd lace up some Velocity Dyad rims on a Shimano hub. The Dyads are readily available in 32 and 36 hole drillings.
while being a little harder than most others, I find that I can still install/remove tires by hand. Especially when you get into 700c/29er tires, they seem even easier to install than 26" tires.
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I'm new to this forum but when it comes to breaking stuff i'm a pro. I nuked a ditch witch 32hole,same with a 36 rhynolite, I had a mavic 729 built,it bent though not as bad as the sun rims. Add that to the cracked frame, broken derailuer,snapped handle bars,and busted crank sets(2 of those) I think i'm qualified to comment. I don't know what size you need for a "hybrid" but i've had great luck with set of HALO SAS wheels.(48 rear 36 front) I'm 3 bills and I love to fly, and that bike is my commuter also. I think I have weeded out all the weak links on my set up. Oh yeah after everything was beefed up............thats when the frame went.
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while being a little harder than most others, I find that I can still install/remove tires by hand. Especially when you get into 700c/29er tires, they seem even easier to install than 26" tires.
I'll stand by my original post. The OP said it was for a hybrid bike so we probably aren't talking about 2" wide tires. The narrower tires are going to be more difficult to install on the wide rhynolite rim and you're going to lose "cush" volume too.

I don't have anything against rhynolites, just not for this particular application.
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How about wheels used on tandems ?? They're designed for a lot of weight.
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This subject is covered in the Cydes Forum quite often.

Clydesdale/Athena Index Thread - read before posting and ALL the old Stickies linked
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