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    clyde wheels?

    i just got a new bike, and it came with shimano r500 wheels. i have read that these pinch and flex under bigger guys. i am 6'4'' and 240lbs, so i am looking for a cheap upgrade to these wheels.

    what have you fellow clydes found that work?

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    Do you have Shimano or Campagnolo?

    For us heavier riders there is no substitute for more spokes. Get yourself a set of Mavic Open Pros laced to either Ultegra or maybe Centaur (if you are a Campy guy like me), 32 spokes 3 cross or if you are rough on wheels go 36 spokes in the rear. You shouldn't have to worry about a thing...but those R500s will not make you happy.

    Performance can be a good place to get a set of wheels like this...look for a 15%-20% coupon and order up...there is also some web site being thrown around in the road biking forum with wheel builds that has dencent pricing but I can't remember the site.
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    i know this is a dumb personal question, but do most prefer the black or silver wheels?

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    I heard black was slimming. LOL

    Personal preference...I have both...they all look the same from on top of the bike.
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    dura ace or ultegra hubs?

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    There's a lot of love for the Mavic Open Pro, or if you want something heavier duty, the Mavic CxP33 or Velocity Deep V. I've only seen one other person hyping the DT Swiss RR1.1 and RR1.2 rims, though. I'm building my new wheels around RR1.1 rims; 20g lighter than Open Pros, same overall profile. Single eyelets, wear indicator braking surface. I think the reason most people steer clear is because they're about $15.00 more (each) than the Open Pro. I found mine at AE Bike for the same price that Performance had the Open Pro on sale.
    The RR1.2 is a deep section rim like the CxP33, except that it's heavier than the Deep V or the CxP, and doesn't come in as many colours as the Deep V does.

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    can you shoot me a link to those wheels?

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    I have ridden the DT RR1.1 and they are very nice....held up great but most places want more for using them even though they are the same or less in price. Go figure.

    Ultegra hubs will be plenty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
    I have ridden the DT RR1.1 and they are very nice....held up great but most places want more for using them even though they are the same or less in price. Go figure.

    Ultegra hubs will be plenty.
    The benefit to building your own: They cost whatever the cheapest price you can buy components for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 404 View Post
    They look good. Great price, too! Only suggestion if you get those; take them to your LBS and have them de/re-tensioned and trued. Nothing on that website says "handbuilt" (that I saw) so you're looking at a machine built set of wheels. All well and good, but they tend not to be as durable for the long run as a hand-prepped wheel is.
    There's as much art to building a strong wheel as there is science, and the machines can't duplicate the "art" part of a wheel build yet.

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    Let me ask a stupid question: have you had any problems with the stock wheels yet? If not, why bother replacing them now? 240lbs really isn't that heavy as things go. If you're worried about the wheels, pay a good local wheel builder to properly tension and true them. In my area, this would cost $30-40 if the wheels are relatively true to start with.

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    I've been wonderingabouta wheel question my self.....

    Is anyone riding tubulars? I so,may I ask what weight and what wheels?

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