Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kansas City
Bikes: Surly CrossXCheck & Cannondale F3000
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Hi Mattyknacks - I'm really not understanding why a few of these cats are telling you, you're going to be okay on those rims and that set up? 310lbs on a 24 spoke, 13mm wide rim is an accident waiting to happen and your real wheel should probably be a little out of true in your first few rides...I dunno, you could get lucky but if those were machine built and if you got them from a LBS they more than likely are, you aren't going to be able to safely hop any curbs, take on a pothole, etc. BE CAREFUL.
Not trying to be a the bearer(sp?) of poss. bad news but that LBS guy telling you that a 24 spoked anything is going to hold up for a 300+ individual is just another testement to why I think many LBS's aren't worth crap and they're just hoping to squeeze some dimes out of the folks not in the know. You need at least 32 spokes and if you want to ride around without a worry you need a handbuilt set with 36 spokes on the back.
Good luck brother.