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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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    Sure they can. Look for wheels intended for loaded touring and you'll never have to give it another thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacfan View Post
    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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