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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 05-11-08, 06:16 PM   #1
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Any Clydes riding Campy Ventos or Khamsin Wheels?

I just bought a bike with Record 10 and came with the Campy Eurus wheels. They are a low spoke wheel, 16F/21R.. I was amazed at how stiff they felt considering I am 225lbs.

I think campy has something with the G3 spoke pattern. I was going to keep these wheels, but looking at getting a set of Ventos or Khamsins for training rides.. They have the same spoke pattern but come with 24F/27R spoke pattern..

Anyone out there using these wheels and what has been your past experiences, good or bad..

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I use the Campy Protons and started on them at 280 pounds. After 2 years I took them in to be checked and my mechanic commented on how straight they were. He couldnt believe how well they hold up. I now have a set on both road bikes.
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I bought a set of Khamsin wheels about three months ago and have ridden them about 600 miles with absolutely no problems. I'm 254# now.

The other advantage with the Khamsin's is that you don't have to have a bell or holler "passing" just stop pedalling for a second. The ratchet is loud enough that people hear you coming. I understand that this is the norm and will quiet a little with milage, but I haven't noticed it quieting yet.
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I bought a set of Khamsin wheels about three months ago and have ridden them about 600 miles with absolutely no problems. I'm 254# now.

The other advantage with the Khamsin's is that you don't have to have a bell or holler "passing" just stop pedalling for a second. The ratchet is loud enough that people hear you coming. I understand that this is the norm and will quiet a little with milage, but I haven't noticed it quieting yet.
Did you get the 20 or 24 mm, and what tires are you running?
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The Khamsins were my 1st choice, being 200+ a couple hundred extra grams of weight is not the issue, durability is the issue.. I have found a few places that are selling these for 200-220 price range.

I think I may go with the gold khamsins..
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