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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 11-19-08, 06:08 AM   #1
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Durable, affordable wheelset?

A friend is looking for an ultra durable road wheelset, any recommendations? Hes a big guy, wants something not ultra skinny, or might consider cross tires as well (maybe old 650B's with a bigger tire is good?). The bike will be used for commuting and some longer rides.
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Old 11-19-08, 08:08 AM   #2
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Can you help us out on what his target budget may be?

Open Pro Ultegra hubbed sets are pretty much bomb proof but run around 250-300 a set. Other options are touring wheel sets that can be gotten for much much less.

It all depends on what he is looking for.
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+1 for OP/U
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This might work?


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Open Pro/Chorus hub . I run Campy on my bikes due to a distinct preference for the shifter controls.

That said, if it's a Shimano equipped bike, Open Pro/Ultegra is a very strong wheel.
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