My skinny tire fear might be over!?!?!
I have a rigid MTB frame with disc brakes and have been experimenting with 700c rims and tires. I now have two great wheelsets which were built for me by my LBS. They are as follows:
Velocity Deep-V 36 hole rims with machined sides
Shamano Deore Disc hubs
Specialized Armadillo 700x23c tires
DT Swiss TK 7.1 Trekking 36 hole rims with machined sides (eyelets)
Shamino XT Disc hubs
Specialized Armadillo 700x32c tires
I have ridden a few times now on each set, waiting for them to collapse under my 315 pounds of muscle, but they seem much more solid than my machine built Sun Rhyno-Lite mountain bike wheels. I also have a Mavic Speedcity Disc wheelset in my closet, but at 24 spokes per wheel, I will leave them in the closet for now, and use them as my "trophy" wheels when I lose enough weight.
After chugging around for so long on 26x2.1 mountain tires, I was afraid to go to 700c, but bit the bullet and dove right in. I am amazed at the strength of these wheels so far, and time will tell if I stay with 700c or go back to my mountain rims. I am very happy that my frame accepts both sizes.
Matty in Brooklyn
Last edited by mattyknacks; 06-23-07 at 08:49 AM.