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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 02-08-10, 07:21 PM   #1
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Easton ea70 wheelsets?

I have a 2006 LeMond Chambery Bontrager Race wheels and just learned my rear wheel is cracked. I had the bike for 1 1/2 years and these were the stock rims. I know the LBS that is servicing my bike has Easton wheel set and was wanting info on the Easton ea70 wheelset. I am 225 pounds and ride on back roads some of which are rough and have railroad tracks. looking for feedback
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Old 02-08-10, 08:42 PM   #2
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I have a set of Easton EA90 SL wheels. Been riding on them for a little over a year (4500mi?). When I got them I was around 200lbs, now down to 165-170. I ride on quite a few rough roads, have slammed them into potholes at full speed, and generally treat them like cheap replaceable wheels (which they are: I got a smokin' deal on them). I've adjusted the preload on each hub once. Checked them for true a couple of times, but so far they're just as solid as the day I bought them. Easton doesn't have weight limits on any of their wheels, BTW.

I would expect the EA70s to be just as solid as my EA90s, just a little bit heavier.
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Old 02-10-10, 06:56 PM   #3
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The LBS talked me into buying Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheel set. They said they were bombproof and would hold up to my 6'4" 230lbs frame. I sure hope they are right.
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I have broken two rims and one Freehub My wifes has broken her freehub I weigh 270 my wife only 130 Both rims blew out at the side I ride a Giant Trance 1 most of my miles are pavement or fire road I was running specialized Armidillo hybrid tires with 65 lbs of air I would stay away from these wheels

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