Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Bikes: Lynskey Helix OS and R330, Parlee Z1, Anderson 953 Custom
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HED Jet 6 FR Stallion Build strong enough?
I weigh 205 lbs and thus qualify as a clydesdale.
My exercise mix consists of 1.6 kms of swimming, three time per week and biking about 50 kms every week.
Recently, I decided to get serious about biking as part of my cross-exercising and would like to bike 100-150 km per week.
So, I am considering the HED Jet 6 FR Stallion Build wheelset.
The wheelset comes with the HED C2 alloy rims with 60 mm carbon fairings, HED Sonic carbon hubs, Sapim CX-Ray spokes, 20 radially laced front wheel spokes and 28 double-crossed rear wheel spokes. The HED site states that the wheelset is for riders up to 225 lbs.
I intend to use these wheels for 50 mile to century rides, with average speeds of 20-25 mph, on fairly flat surfaces but with somewhat fair road conditions that vary from good to poor.
My current everyday wheelset is a pair of Prowheelbuilder custom built HED C2 rims, White Industries H2/H3 rims, Sapim CX-Ray spokes, 28 double-crossed laced front wheel spokes and 32 triple-crossed rear wheel spokes.
So, does anybody else have experience with HED Stallion Build wheelset?
Do you think a 20/28 spoke wheelset would be strong enough?
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