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    Senior Member RedC's Avatar
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    Wheels for Clydes?

    I'm replacing my Bontrager Race X lites with Mavic Open Pro Ceramic rim 36 rear 32 front. Does that make sense? Every time I hit a bump my wheel goes out of true. I'm down to 265 from 285 but I've still got a way's to go.
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    Open Pro's, Velocity Deep V's or DT Swiss RR 1.1 or 1.2's are all solid choices for clydes.. Reliability over lightweight is always the way to go when you are 200+

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    I can't comment on the Deep V's or DT's, but, I've been riding on Open Pro CD's for years and at weights from 250-280 without problems. 36 front and rear, 14ga straight, brass nipples. Fronts have never needed truing, so a 32/36 would probably be fine. Let us know how the front holds up, but I would bet it does just fine as long as it's well built and you maintain proper tension.
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    Bontrager rims are garbage for clydes. I used to have a pair on my LeMond. The low spoke count and poor quality resulted in the rim needing to be trued all the time. I purchased some Cane Creek rims and eventually had some Velocity rims built. Mavic is a good option.
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    I use Mavix CPX33 with a 28c tire, I have 7000 miles on them in a little over a year with no problems.

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    Over 17,000 miles on my Deep V's and sad to say, I had to true them just a little itty bit the other day....They are by far the strongest wheels I've ever had. Got them on my tandem too!

    Some riders whine about the weight. I had a litweight buddy racer challenge me on the flats after drafting me. He was shocked when I dropped his arse doing 32 mph. He only hit 29 on his superlite low spoke count wheels. If you're slow, it's your training, not the wheels!

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    I am 245 and using DT swiss 32 back and 28 front and they work great. A little heavier then my old wheels and I can fee how my aero is being affected at higher speeds but I have not broken any spokes either so I will take completing rides over a little aero loss with the egg beaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanp View Post
    I use Mavix CPX33 with a 28c tire, I have 7000 miles on them in a little over a year with no problems.
    +1
    I bunny hop, curb jump and ride through culverts on my Mavix CPX with 23c tires and the wheel has never not been perfectly straight.

    Now the mavic cross rides on my recumbent are a completely different story. The spokes just tore right out of the rim. I got a set of wheels built with velocity aeroheat(?) because they couldnt' get the fusions and they have been great. Of course now I found I don't like the bike being so high and will probably sell it and my custom built wheels with shimano dynohub soon

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    You have made a fine choice with the OPs. I use them with regular Ultegra hubs on my 2008 BA (spokes 32x32) and they are strong and pretty fast. Try some 700x25 or 23 Gatorskins on them and you won't be sorry.

    My OPs have never been trued and have seen me through six months of pretty hard riding and a 25 lb weight loss to 225. I still have the OEM Bontraggers but they feel flimsy when used.

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    I got my bike back today with the new wheels installed and it rides like a dream. Spent the day at the 1.2/24 hour race in Sebring. Kinda cool watching our famous racetrack switched from sports cars to bikes
    one of the members of our bike club is a hand cyclist and holds the 24 hour record and we supported him. It was an interesting day.
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