Just discovered the site doing some reasearch & it looks fabulous. Can't wait to visit often. I've been having some problems with by bike & thought someone here could help me.
I'm a 6'2" 370lber who bought a 2007 Daimondback Maravista Hybrid on closeout last year & rode it some, say ~100 miles with no real problems. I really wanted to get into biker more this year so I've been hitting it hard & put 225 or so on this spring. I started poping spokes on my rear wheel like they were pez so my LBS encouraged me to but a Sun Rhyno lite wheel which I did last week. Nice heavy duty rim with more spokes (I think 32? maybe 26?)
They transfered over the tire from my old rim which is a 700 x 40c Kenda Cross w/ K-shield. I've never had a flat on it with my old rim but now, I can't go 10 miles without getting them. The LBS is doing their best to help me, the last time I brought it in they tood the rim & sanded it all down to make sure there wasn't any sharp sopts, wraped the rim & tape & then added the cloth back.
I took it for a short 1 mile spin yesterday & while it hasn't gone flat yet, I noticed that it really seems to bulge more than it did on the last rim. I've got it air up to 85 psi which is the max that the tire says to go. So here's my question(s)?
Ps. I tend to ride strictly on paved trails or a bit of road to get to the trails. Nothing crazy.
1. Should I over inflate a bit to see if that helps? whats the danger in doing so?
2. Is there a different type of tube to look for? Maybe a different tire? My current one's supposed to be kevlar weaved to resist against punctures.
3. Anyone looked into airfree tires? Seems a bit wierd but if they really work I might be interested.
4. Is this not the best rim for me? I can probably bring it back still but would need something else since my old one couldn't stand up to my Phatness.
Thanks for any & all advice you might have. I really miss riding but don't trust my bike to go 10 miles now.