I was thinking of upgrading wheels and was looking on Harris Cyclery's web site ... Found a couple of wheels of interest on this page and had a question
They have these "specials" WE512 and WE516 that look pretty nice, 36 spokes and low-end Shimano hubs for $120 / wheelset. However, when you click to add them to the shopping cart, the description page includes the following warning:
Note: This wheel set is not intended for riders weighing over 215 lbs. It is also not intended for loaded touring/commuting.
How come??? Because of the rims? Generic warning for heavier riders? or ???
I thought the biggest issue is the spoke count, and these are 36...I'm 215-220 and I currently ride 28's and that's why I was looking to upgrade...I've been getting a little paranoid while reading some of the threads here