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Old 10-06-12, 09:48 AM   #1
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Need Advise Regarding Velocity Chukkers

Hi all, I recently bought a Jamis Sputnik SS/FG bike and for peace of mind, I am wanting to upgrade the rims. I can get a pair of Velocity Chukkers for a really good price. I am a bigger guy (Clyde) at about 250 pounds and I just want the peace of mind with strong built wheels, especially since I always carry a bag with a heavy kryptonite lock.

I've been searching and haven't found much regarding the Chukkers. Will I have problems with the wheels fitting my brakes? I know they're a bit wider than Deep V's. Thanks in advance!
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The Chukker is a beefier version of the Deep V designed for trick riding. They're heavy and overkill for most applications but bombproof.

You should have no trouble with your brakes after a quick cable adjustment.
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They were designed for polo, and then people realized they are great for trick riding too. They are heavy, but strong as hell. If you have a lot of wheel issues I would look into them. But there are a lot of strong wheels out there.

There are a lot of new rims out there that are 23mm wide, and no problems with brakes, I cannot imagine 1 more mm being an issue.
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I guess i'm not too heavy but then I also don't like to worry about things. I just really like the peace of mind. At 250 pounds, would I be better suited for a Deep V wheels? Are they strong enough? The thing is, they're all pretty much near the same price. I just want to make the right choice.
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I always felt like the main benefit of Chukkers was that they can accommodate wider tires. Deep Vs would probably be fine, provided they're well built.
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What size tires are you gonna ride? 32 or less, deep V is good. 35 or more go for the chukkers. Deep V itself is bombproof. Chukker even more.
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I'll probably be riding 28-32. I haven't tried a 32 yet on my bike so if that works, I would prefer a bigger tire. By the way, I do run brakes because I have some aching knees.
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I ride 28's on my Chukkers with no problems whatsoever.
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