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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 07-16-07, 09:33 AM   #1
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250 lb ride what wheels you reccomend?

Hi. Just bought a Colnago and need to get some wheels for my weight. I have a full Campy and need 700c wheels. Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. Looking for durable that wont break and made for a larger rider. My email is hockeygamers1@aol.com
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cane creek volos xl have served me well. they are pretty strong wheels, and are campy compatible.
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Old 07-16-07, 10:33 AM   #3
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you'll hear about Mavic open pros with ultegra hubs as the standard, with 36 spokes.

I had some for a bit, but had issues with them going out of true wehn i stood to climb.

Edned up with velocity deep Vs, also with ultegra hubs. In my experience, they are noticeably sturdier. I'm running 28 front and 36 rears, and had them hand-made with brass nipples.
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I like the Velocity Deep V's for a little more lateral and overall stiffness..

I also like the DT Swiss RR1.1's.. They look like open pros in terms of profile but seem to be a better rim in terms of durability and stiffness.

It is of great importance that the person building your wheels understands that he should build them for durability and not lightweight..
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For what its worth I went with a Fulcrum race 7 wheel. Good campy product for the value keeping my bike all Italian just like the rider ha
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For what its worth I went with a Fulcrum race 7 wheel. Good campy product for the value keeping my bike all Italian just like the rider ha

Might be too late, but I just posted on this very subject in the "Clyde Bike FAQ" sticky thread in this very forum...
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you'll hear about Mavic open pros with ultegra hubs as the standard, with 36 spokes.

I had some for a bit, but had issues with them going out of true wehn i stood to climb.
My Utegra Open Pro's have been bombproof. The hands down best set of wheel I own.
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