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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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    Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset. 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?
    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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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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