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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 07-29-09, 06:34 PM   #1
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I bent my rear rim twice in the last month, this time its trash, does anybody have a suggestion for a rear rim for a 255lb rider that is somewhat of an agressive rider.
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Old 07-29-09, 07:20 PM   #2
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Old 07-29-09, 07:25 PM   #3
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Velocity Deep-V, 32 or 36 spoke count. If these can stand up to the thrashing I give them four days a week and longer on weekends, they should be Ok for you. Me: 5' 10" 254 lbs. riding a 2006 Specialized Roubaix Elete triple. Haven't had them go out of true yet, knock on wood
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If you want a really fast wheel, Zipp 404s. That's what I use and have for the last four years. That's four years of ultra-distance racing. ie lots of fast miles! They are fast and strong! Yes they make a Clydesdale version but I just use the standard one. I range between 220-240 depending on donut consumption. There are a lot of good wheels out there, just make sure they are well built by someone who knows what they are doing!
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Road? Cross? MTB?...on my hybrid I upgraded to a Velocity Dyad in the read (36 spoke) after breaking spokes constantly on the stock wheel.
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