Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: West Georgia
Bikes: K2 Mod 5.0 Roadie, Fuji Commuter
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For your size I think
it would do well----32H and 3X laced.
It is quite heavy, but so is a touring bike, even "light touring" and I can't see you noticing it.
The description that I found didn't say anything about ball and cup or sealed bearings. Ball and cup bearings have served millions of riders perfectly fine for decades. Sealed bearings just eliminate a bit of maintenance.
Machine built----some are opposed. It doesn't bother me in the least............as long as your bike shop checks tension/true
before you ride it. Then it's not different than Bob Taylor using CNC machines to build fantastic guitars. The wood doesn't care how it's cut, a rim doesn't care how the spokes are poked through it. It's the human touch in the last bit of production that adds the quality.
Others may differ in opinions.
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