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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 05-30-08, 12:28 PM   #1
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70cm rims

can a 70cm rim be built strong enough for a 380# guy?
or should i just stick with a 26"
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Old 05-30-08, 02:39 PM   #2
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Sure they can. Look for wheels intended for loaded touring and you'll never have to give it another thought.
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can a 70cm rim be built strong enough for a 380# guy?
or should i just stick with a 26"
As long as they're of decent quality, they should be fine. My 32h 700c wheels have been fine so far (I was 385 when I started riding 8 weeks ago) - the front one needed truing after 50 miles (LBS reckoned it was never properly done the first time - long story involving another supplier that my workplace has a deal with) and the rear is holding up fine.

Longer term I'll probably get a set of 36h wheels made up, but it seems that there's no immediate hurry for that...
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700c wheel for hybrid types. 36 spoke by Velocity. No experience with them but the Deep V's are geat for heavy road riders. I got lots of V's!

http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=587
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