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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 01-07-08, 12:08 AM   #1
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Wheel Choice - Good one?

I have a bike that I'm building, 2007 Felt CA-1, and for the wheels I found a pair of Ksyrium Equipe's for $250. Was this a good choice for someone who weighs around 230, but is looking to drop down a ways?
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I think you'll be fine. I rode some older Cosmics for ever (18h/20h) and never had an issue. Not even needing a true. I ranged from 215-240 during that time. Those Mavic factory wheels are stout.

I'm currently on some 20h/28h Zipp/Deep-Vs and have no problems at all. Very happy with both wheelsets, until I ran over the Cosmics...
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20-Front / 24-Rear

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I think they'll hold up for you.
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