Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Alexandria, VA
    My Bikes
    IRO Model 19, Surly Crosscheck, 1989 Arnie Nashbar
    Posts
    1,087
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Wheelset for heavy, multi-use rider.

    I'm currently building my first road bike, a Surly Cross Check. Actually, it will be used for: commuting, loaded touring, and single and multi-day road rides as well as some off road, XC type stuff. Basically a "do everything" ride. I'm 6' 2" and hover around 255 lbs so durability is my biggest concern. As I'm unfamiliar with road/touring components, I need help in choosing a good wheelset. I'm building my bike with Ultrega components so I'd like similar quality hubs (maybe even XT), I also understand that I'll need 34 hole rims to hold up to my weight. I'm also looking for 700 c wheels. Can anyone point me in the right direction with regard to brands and online stores, I haven't found much at Pricepoint, Nashbar, etc. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    898
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    www.bikeman.com WTB Speedmaster 700c rims.

  3. #3
    Senior Member MrEWorm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Aurora, IL
    Posts
    265
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I believe mine has Mavic Opens and 107 36 spoke hubs.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •