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    32 Spoke Velocity Deep V's ok for 250lb clyde?

    I'm looking at a set of Deep V road wheels and I've heard 36/32 recommended for clydes. Would a 32/32 likely be reliable for me? I'm 250lbs on my way down to about 220lbs soon. These are wheels as ordered from Velocity, not custom built.

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    Sheldon brown has said that equal spokes front and back is either a waste of spokes in the front, or not enough spokes in the back. Usual combinations are 32/36, or 28/32.

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    In answer to your question, yes, however, take them to the shop and have them retensioned
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    I'm 250 and ride long distance on 32 spoke wheels front and back. I've used:

    - Alex DA16 with 14g spokes
    - DT RR1.1 with 14g spokes
    - Mavic Open Pro with 14/15db spokes

    and they've all held up admirably on rough roads, chip seal, even mild sections of hardpack trail and country roadway for rides as long as 215 miles. A properly tensioned 32 spoke wheel will hold up just fine for you; but cohophysh is correct in stating that you should bring your wheels to the LBS and have them properly tensioned before riding.
    When I bought my Mavic OP, the first thing I did was put it flat on the floor, press the rim and listen to the chorus of pings pangs and spoings as the machine built wheel settled its spokes. I flipped it and did the same, then popped it on my truing stand and went to work on the loose spokes and got it trued and tensioned to my liking.
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    About your weight and have over 18,000 miles on a 32 V in the rear and a 28 V up front. But make sure they are proeprly maintained. Maybe a retension after 3 or 400 miles. NOT JUST A TRUE, but retensioned. 2 weeks ago,was the first time in 3 years I've had to touch the wheel with a wrench. Hopefully I'll get anohter 18000 ou tof it since it was only an itty bitty sligh little wee bit out of true!

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    if i were you i'd spend a few bucks and have my LBS make sure they are tensioned, if you don't know how to tension them, a few bucks now is better than having to replace warped rims later one. . .

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    Just has a set of these rims laced to Shimano Utregra hubs. 28 & 32 spoke (f&r). LBS built the wheels.

    Love the rims, love the wheels. My LBS guy is also big and he swears by these too.

    Steve

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