fat triathlete looking for wheels
I wondering about wheels for the big guy.
I have ran marathons and raced a few triathlons and am training for my first half ironman this fall. My bike is a 2006 Giant OCR1 with the stock xero lite wheels. They are a 20 spoke set and so far they have been working well for me. I have 1000 miles on them and they are still straight and true.
The last few days I have been looking at maybe getting some better wheels and I see all the weight limits on wheels like the Zipp's 303 + wheels. Now I'm a little worried that my wheels could fail at any time.
I'm at 267 pounds.
Why is it the wheels that seem like they are just as strong as my stock wheels only rated for like 190 pounds and yet mine are doing fine?
Would I be able to ride on some Zipp 303, 404 or 808's without them having to be the clyd's?
I really can not afford the new zipps so used is my only option.
Anyone know a good wheel that I could get and be safe on without selling my soul?