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Old 12-04-08, 03:48 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-04-08, 04:03 PM   #2
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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.

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