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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 05-10-13, 07:31 PM   #1
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Did I make a big mistake (wheels)

I bought a set of these without researching them mavic ksyrium equipe, the LBS said they would be fine. I'm 230 with a 21 pound bike, but I read later on Mavic's site, weight limit is 200 combined total. Confronted the bike shop, and they said that was just for insurance & lawyer stuff.. I'm running 700 x 32's with lower air pressure for a smoother ride. The bike shop said bring them back in a couple months for a check up. Should I try & sell them, or just ride and see what happens ? Thanks Richard
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Old 05-10-13, 07:34 PM   #2
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I found out later that I could have had a set built, for the same price with Ultegra hubs & open Pro rims, 36 spoke count.. Feel like I got ()*&%(%&) at the LBS..
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Old 05-10-13, 07:38 PM   #3
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I found out later that I could have had a set built, for the same price with Ultegra hubs & open Pro rims, 36 spoke count.. Feel like I got ()*&%(%&) at the LBS..
From another LBS who said I was to heavy for the wheels.. ( they didn't know I had already bought them)
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Your fine on those. Don't even flinch about it and go ride the piss outta them!
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Your fine on those. Don't even flinch about it and go ride the piss outta them!
I was hoping for some positive feed back, as I really like them. Thanks
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Old 05-11-13, 05:21 PM   #6
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Your fine on those. Don't even flinch about it and go ride the piss outta them!
Well you could never guess what happened, I bought the wheel set at a Giant dealer. Today I took the bike by the Trek Dealer for a fitting, and a new saddle. Everything went good, then the manger was going to adjust a slight squeal out of my front brakes. So he takes it for a test ride, HE IS (270) then pops a wheelie right before he gives the bike back Well there still trued .. Thank God..
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If they are anything like the Aksium's (ha?) you should be fine. I'm 270lbs and I haven't had an issue with them.
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I had one on the rear of my bike for a few hundred miles before I sold my bike... never had a prob with em... ran a 32c tire on it... granted a few hundred miles isn't a ton... but I weighted north of 300lbs
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If they are anything like the Aksium's (ha?) you should be fine. I'm 270lbs and I haven't had an issue with them.
Aksium's seem pretty close, both have bladed 20 spoke count, and close to the same weight etc.. 2013 Giant Escape RX 1 That's one nice Hybrid, (Flat Bar road Bike)
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I had one on the rear of my bike for a few hundred miles before I sold my bike... never had a prob with em... ran a 32c tire on it... granted a few hundred miles isn't a ton... but I weighted north of 300lbs
Thanks, I'm running 32's also..
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I have Ksyriums on one of my bikes now, and have had a set on another bike in the past. Never had an issue.

Great wheelset. Matter of fact, I would have them on my newest bike, but it came with Spinergys (and ie always been curious about those).
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I have Ksyriums on one of my bikes now, and have had a set on another bike in the past. Never had an issue.

Great wheelset. Matter of fact, I would have them on my newest bike, but it came with Spinergys (and ie always been curious about those).
That's awesome, and that's what the LBS told me to begin with. Love the signature .. LOL
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I'm 240 one of my bikes has Equipes, one has Elites, my old bike had Aksiums. Never a problem.....yet!
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I have had Aksiums on my CAAD for several years. i have ridden them when I was well over 350 and they handle 50-75miles a week with my 300lbs along for the ride. No problems at all.
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They should be fine, BUT I would push the bike shop to honour any waranty issues themselves. IF you ever have a warranty issue with them you would expect Mavic to wash their hands of the issue, so make sure that the LBS will back up their claim by warranting them for you.
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I made this video today, thanks for the feed back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w24il...ature=youtu.be
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I made this video today, thanks for the feed back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w24il...ature=youtu.be
Very Nice Richard. I'm still rockin the 35's but thinking of going to the 32's.
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I bought a set of these without researching them mavic ksyrium equipe, the LBS said they would be fine. I'm 230 with a 21 pound bike, but I read later on Mavic's site, weight limit is 200 combined total. Confronted the bike shop, and they said that was just for insurance & lawyer stuff.. I'm running 700 x 32's with lower air pressure for a smoother ride. The bike shop said bring them back in a couple months for a check up. Should I try & sell them, or just ride and see what happens ? Thanks Richard
Don't know about the Ksyrium Equipe, my LBS lent me a bike with Ksyrium Elite wheels on it (they are quite old but not sure how old) and I took the bike for a spin to see how it handled. I weigh about 250 with the weight of the bike on top. I put about 30-40 miles on the bike before giving it back and didn't feel unsafe on the wheels.
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