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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    XeroLite wheels for a *heavy* rider

    I just put together my new cross bike I picked up on ebay last week. The wheels are XeroLite 12 spoke pairs in the rear and 10 spoke pairs in the front.
    I searched BikeForums and roadbikereview.com and didn't find the information I was looking for.
    I'm currently ~190 pounds. Will these wheels be ok for my weight or should I swap and use the wheels off my old cross bike --- 36 spoke Mavic MA3 rims with Tiagra hubs?

    I'm not racing cyclocross. Just riding off-road.
    Last edited by RonH; 12-04-08 at 07:02 PM.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale SuperSix EVO carbon

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    Specialized Rock Hopper, Felt F-70, lemond Buenos Aires, Trek T900 Tandem, Bianchi Volpe
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    I just put together my new cross bike I picked up on ebay last week. The wheels are XeroLite 12 spoke pairs in the rear and 10 spoke pairs in the front.
    I searched BikeForums and roadbikereview.com and didn't find the information I was looking for.
    I'm currently ~190 pounds. Will these wheels be ok for my weight or should I swap and use the wheels off my old cross bike --- 36 spoke Mavic MA3 rims with Tiagra hubs?

    I'm not racing cyclocross. Just riding off-road.
    I rode the Xero XR-4 wheels for a time (same spoke pattern) when I was at the 185 lb mark, but that was on the road. They have held up for 4 years so far, with no truing at all needed (although I've lost 15 pounds or so).

    I'd say ride 'em until they show you a weakness.

    Steve
    Last edited by RonH; 12-04-08 at 07:02 PM.

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