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    Too much for the wheels?

    My LBS has a leftover 2006 Specialized Allez triple that I'm looking at getting. While doing some Google research I found some gave it bad marks for the wheels. I'm currently about 300 pounds (and dropping), Do I need to be overly concerned?

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    See what they'll give you toward tradeback on the stock wheelset for some hand built deep V's form Velocity or equivalent wheel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilade View Post
    My LBS has a leftover 2006 Specialized Allez triple that I'm looking at getting. While doing some Google research I found some gave it bad marks for the wheels. I'm currently about 300 pounds (and dropping), Do I need to be overly concerned?
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    I have an '06 allez triple. Great color scheme right? I've had the bike since last summer and i've been around 250 lbs since i've had it. I just, as in yesterday, replaced the wheels. I wasn't having problems other than a couple popped spokes and a bunch of flats within the last two weeks. I'd suggest going with Tom's advice, although I personally can't easily pick up hand built wheels in springfield IL, i don't know how the central delaware market is for that. Otherwise, you could ride them until you need new ones like I did. You aren't going to find a bike in the same price range with dramatically better stock wheels.

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