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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 05-07-09, 02:13 PM   #1
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Another, "Are these wheels...."

...good for a clyde.

I'm sitting at 210 lbs. and losing. A set of new Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels are for the had for $300 CAN. The price is right I think first off, and from the searching that I've done, the Ksyrium wheelset is the one to go for (Equipe though from what I 've seen).

As well, the set that they will be replacing is a set of Bontranger Selects.

All thoughts welcome......

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Old 05-07-09, 03:02 PM   #2
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they should be fine.
I'm 270 and used a 1500 gm wheelset on vacation. They felt incredible and were super stiff. The bearings felt like i could roll forever.
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Can't give you any direct feed back as I haven't used them. However, at 265lbs, Ksrium equipe's made my short list for some lower spoke count wheels. Until, I tried my wifes Rolf's and decided that I would stick with my OP, Ultegra's.
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Old 05-07-09, 03:38 PM   #4
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They should work fine, for your weight.
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Thanks a lot for the replies. The Bontrangers just don't give me that 'super safe' stray far from home feeling. New wheels will open up a huge amount of country riding for sure.
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