Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Iowa City, IA
Bikes: 2008 Surly LHT, 2008 Trek 7.2fx
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LHT Complete wheels
I know a few of you who are close to my weight (330-340) have Long Haul Truckers. I'm curious if you guys had one built up to your spec, or had purchased a LHT complete. I am thinking about buying one, and am curious if the wheelset that comes with the complete would be adequete from my weight.
I've been riding on the 32 spoke wheels that came with my Trek 7.2fx, and they've been doing OK so far. But I want to get a new, sturdier wheel set built ($250ish), and I also want to switch out to bullhorns ($100-150), so by the time I make these changes I've already spent 400 dollars which is just about half way to a LHT. Seems like it would make more sense to buy a LHT, and keep my current bike as it is for a back up or bad weather ride.
I'm looking at the LHT complete on the Jenson USA site and it lists these for the wheels:
Alex Adventurer 36h rims, laced to Shimano XT hubs with sturdy 14G DT Swiss stainless spokes
WTB Slickasaurus tires with presta tubes
I would be buying at a LBS, but I assume it would come with the same parts. So, what do you guys think?