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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 10-31-07, 01:13 PM   #1
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Looking for an aero wheelset...

I've always loved the look and feel for riding on aero wheelsets (when i borrowed my friends bike), so I'm looking for a set that

a.) can support my weight. 195 lbs
b.) costs around $1000 or less for the set
c.) at least 38mm dish depth

I rode on a set of Rolf Vigor's, and I now Rolf makes the Vigor's in a RS version, made for the heavier type. What other wheelsets are out that you can recommend?
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Old 10-31-07, 04:27 PM   #2
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At 195 I wouldn't be to worried about the weight, as long as they are well built it shouldn't be an issue.
I've got a set of old mavic cosmic carbones that are 45mm deep that I like, haven't had enough time on the to be sure. The newer carbon ones are going to be out of your price range but the aluminum versions should be right at a grand if I remember right.
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Ksyrium SSC SL's are bombproof and reasonably aero if common.
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Ksyrium SSC SL's are bombproof and reasonably aero if common.
They aren't close the OP's depth suggestion...but you're right that they are great wheels. I'm over 225# and have hardly had to touch my SL's.
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