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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 12-09-07, 07:09 AM   #1
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Wheelset Advice

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I'm building up my first road bike and am going to equip with Campy Veloce Grouppo. Due to budget reasons I am looking at the following wheelsets: Campy Vento / Mavic Askium Race/ FSA RD220 - Any advice on what would be best for 210lb rider? I do NOT race but I ride 40-80kms on Hilly Terrain with avg speed of 28kmh. Thanks for your advice!
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Old 12-09-07, 07:32 AM   #2
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While I have heard good things about Campy wheels, if you want several years of
trouble free service get some CXP33 or Deep V rims and Shimano hubs.
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At that weight, Mavic Askiums are your best bet. You won't be a Clyde long with the riding you do.
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Thanks but Ive been riding for 2 yrs at that level, I do weight training as well so I have actually put weight on. I have no intention of slipping below 200lbs. Sometimes we just have to accept nature and do the best with what we have.
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Thanks for the feedback. I bought a Campagnolo Scirrroco Wheelset off E-bay this morning. Used but I got it for $156.00. For that price I might as well give them a shot.
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Why not! You aren't real heavy as Clyde's go, so I really don't see an issue
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I asked about this and had someone who weighs more then you say he gets along well with Campagnolo wheels. Here is the thread: Campagnolo wheelset If you are interested I picked up a set of 36 hole Campagnolo Centaur hubs from nashbar.com for $120.
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Thanks for the feedback. I bought a Campagnolo Scirrroco Wheelset off E-bay this morning. Used but I got it for $156.00. For that price I might as well give them a shot.
Good score on that wheelset. I was gonna recommend Xero- lite but those oughta be good. I just made an old bike of mine 10 speed with that Veloce group and I know for sure, you will like that!!!!!!!!!! They say the shifting is comparable to shimano 105 but so far, I think its on level with ultegra. Enjoy!
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Thanks. I have heard the same about the Voloce. I really look forward to it.
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