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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-06-07, 08:56 PM   #1
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Williams Wheels 30X ;up to 225lbs

I am around 200lbs. I basically destroyed a set of lightweight American Classic Sprint 350 wheels. Went through 2 sets of bearings in 2 years (over about 5000 miles) and the hubs are now trashed. I don't abuse my equipment, they just couldn't handle the weight (to be fair, they do post a 190lbs weight limit but 10lbs shouldn't make a huge difference). Looked for a long time and Mavic Kysiriums SL or Elites turned out to be top of the list, that is until I found very affordable wheels that are just as good as the Mavics but about half the price, only $479 direct from and they are just as light at 1590grams. They are the 30x model.

I have emailed back and forth with the owner a lot and he really has a great product at an awesome price.
These wheels are stiff yet very forgiving. I like to ride some decent distance over chippy roads and I now call these wheels my "cadillac" wheel. No weight penalty on them and they are rated up to 225 lbs, but I am sure he could build you something that holds even more.

I am up to 500 miles on them as of today and they are simple awesome. I know I sound like a commercial, but I am so pleased that I just wanted to share.
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