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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-09-08, 09:10 PM   #1
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Will these wheels support a clyde?

http://www.mavic.com/road/products/K...pe.995507.aspx

I'm 240lbs and I found a set of those Ksyrium Equipe for $380 shipped... I'm extremely tempted to pick them up.
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Old 08-09-08, 09:19 PM   #2
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Best Clyde wheel I know of is a Mavic CXP33 rim and a Shimano hub.
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Old 08-09-08, 09:22 PM   #3
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18 and 20 spokes? I had problems with 20/24's at 220 lbs. Rim is only 24 mm high, doesn't seem very strong IMO. But what do I know?
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the 20/24's on my madone has managed to hold up. So no go on these Ksyriums?
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the 20/24's on my madone has managed to hold up. So no go on these Ksyriums?
Yeah but ou only rode it for 2 or 3 weeks. You can ride that style wheels but don't last long. The year I destroyed my 20/24's I did 7300 miles. SO that was only 4k miles and 7 mohts or so. Not a long life at all for wheels. Low count wheels can be great for 1000, 2000 miles but once they go, they are toast! And once you sart riding more often, the wheels will die even sooner.

My wheels have lasted 15,000 miles (Velocity Deep V's 32 spoke). But it's your money!
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I'm 240lbs and I found a set of those Ksyrium Equipe for $380 shipped... I'm extremely tempted to pick them up.
Why are you tempted to pick them up? Is there a problem with your current wheels? If you want wheels that are a deal, Williams Cycling or Neuvation are probably better bets than Mavic. Or anything from Bicycle Wheel Warehouse. I can't say I've been impressed with any of the Mavic wheels I've seen. And the one set I actually purchased were absolute junk! But I knew they weren't going to be great based on the price, but I was surprised at just how bad they were...
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What about these:

http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com...d&productId=74
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I've been riding Neuvation M28 Aeros for several hundred miles now and no problems. I weigh 245. The wheelset with a bag cost me under $300. I went directly to the Neuvation site since they have wheels listed in clearance that won't be listed anywhere else.
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Problem with Mavic wheels is if you have a problem you have to deal with the dealer, Mavic doesn't want anything to do with the consumer, consumer unfriendly company.

I started riding at 242 lbs and now I weigh 211 lbs, my accurate body fat is 17.6%.

Even at my weight I wouldn't ride a wheel without at least 32 spokes and preferably 36 spokes and I prefer dual butted spokes. Plus I prefer deep dish wheels because they are stronger. The stronger the rim, the less flex there will be in the spokes, and the less chance chance of them breaking.
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36 spokes

I'm with Lawrence on this one. Didn't those old Raleigh Supurbes have 32 spokes on the front rim and FORTY on the rear?
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I've been riding Neuvation M28 Aeros for several hundred miles now and no problems. I weigh 245.
Several hundred miles is only a month of riding. Let me know when they match the 15,000 miles on my Deep V's...........I weigh 245 and no problems!
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Several hundred miles is only a month of riding. Let me know when they match the 15,000 miles on my Deep V's...........I weigh 245 and no problems!
hehe! Well, by several hundred, I mean nearly a thousand, but didn't want to sound like I was bragging.
I just got them this summer and do love how they ride. Great quality. Here's hoping they last as well as yours are!
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Another vote here for Velocity Deep V's. Lets see... that's... ummm.... 237 lb, and the wheels have around 1500 miles on them at the moment. The Dyad that was on the rear prior to that went slightly out of true about about 2000 miles, so I invested in the Deep V's instead. And we won't talk about the two rear wheels before that...
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