Pulled the trigger on a Trek 7500 hybrid..need stronger wheels
First time poster..long time lurker. I purchased a 2010 Trek 7500 20" hybrid off a friend who didnt want it, its barely been ridden and i got it for 600, not too shabby! I love the bike, but would like to upgrade the wheels to more stronger ones.
Reason being..I like to do wheelies!
Im a fairly decent size guy 6'1 215, but on my way to 200 minus
I just dont like the feel the Bontrager SS wheels, they feel fragile to me. The front wheel is already running out some, not sure if I did it though. I was looking at the Mavic Ksyrium Sl or the Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels. I read these wheels are "bombproof". I mostly ride on bumpy city streets and paved bike paths, and rarely a dirt trail. The bike does have a modest fork suspension which seems to absorb most of the shock from a wheelie. Will these wheels hold true from occasional wheelies? Also can I use my 32mm tires on these rims? They suggest 28's but wonder if 32's will work.
Or any other suggestions? Thanks for creating a great forum!
Last edited by Jaygen; 05-13-10 at 06:58 PM.