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    Clydesdale Wheelset Recommendations

    I am currently running two bikes, a Cannondale Super Six with the OEM Shimano RS10's and a Trek 1.5 with Easton SL90's. I'm 240-245 pounds. Last year I put 3000 miles on the Easton 90s with zero problems although on an early ride this year I broke a rear spoke on a rough road. I am looking to upgrade the wheelset on the Super Six to something lighter and better rolling than the RS10's. Thoughts?

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    Mavic CPX 22, 36 spoke is great for big guys, Open Pro is close second.

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    Take a look at Ksyrium Elites. Tough wheels.

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    Williams system 30 with 28F/32R spoke count should also be on your short list. As should be a set of handbuilts (consider psimet).
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    Wow, deja vu moment. This guy (also clyde) asked about RS10's and Elites:

    Stock Shimano RS10 vs Mavic Krysium

    In my experience, Ksyriums hold up pretty darn well for clydes. But if something does go wrong, it ain't cheap to fix (spendy rims, spokes, etc.).

    The latest trend is wider rims. I recently grabbed Pacenti and HED C2 builds in 28/32 (I weigh a little less than the OP). Of course that now means I've gotta unload another set or two (shamelss plug: check the 'marketplace').
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    CXP33 with ultegra hubs 32/36 have served me well for 5 yrs, never out of true. build by Colo Cyclist

    Also have a set of Open Pro/Ultegra 32 hole that I bought at Performance Bike on my steel bike and they have been rock solid. My Colo Cyclist build look much stouter to my eye but those OPs roll great and have been perfectly true so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanp View Post
    Mavic CPX 22, 36 spoke is great for big guys, Open Pro is close second.
    250 pound riders do not want to be on Open Pros or any other lighter, shallower rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenspot View Post
    I am currently running two bikes, a Cannondale Super Six with the OEM Shimano RS10's and a Trek 1.5 with Easton SL90's. I'm 240-245 pounds. Last year I put 3000 miles on the Easton 90s with zero problems although on an early ride this year I broke a rear spoke on a rough road. I am looking to upgrade the wheelset on the Super Six to something lighter and better rolling than the RS10's. Thoughts?
    Your favorite commodity rim at least 25mm deep laced to Shimano cup-and-cone hubs with 32 double butted spokes.

    Do it personally or hire a reputable one-person operation.

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    I had the guys at Franco Bikes (www.francobicycles.com) in Westlake Village, CA build me (6'6" and 242 lbs) a beautiful, lightweight, custom set of wheels for less than I might have paid for a less appropriate alternative. HED rims and Dura-Ace hubs and the right number of spokes...

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    Was at 255lbs and now at 233lbs (hopefully heading lower!) and Fulcrum Racing Zero or Racing 1 will do the job for you nicely - well the R1s do so for me - they're smooth, quick and sturdy under my large posterior! I also have R3s and R5s and they, too work well.

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    Don't buy anything Mavic at your size. Too many cracked rims at the nipples (ask me how I know). I am 230 lbs and ride Spinergy Stealth with PBO spokes. Bulletproof for 10,000+ miles so far. I have a set on my back-up bike too. eBay for about $750-800 brand new for the set. Yes they weigh more than a lot of wheel sets, but so do we clydes....

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