B.O.B. wheel durability
I'm going to pull a B.O.B. across the Southern Tier. I'd like to see some comments regarding the B.O.B.'s rear wheel durability or alternative wheels for the B.O.B.
The Wheel is Turning
I abused my B.O.B on my last tour...overloaded (80-100Lbs.),curbs,kids,cats,garbagecans,singletrack,mud,rocks,potholes,roadside trash and the occaisional Volvo,you get the picture. My B.O.B wheel needed a Tiny bit of truing after all that...I would'nt worry.
I towed a BOB trailer for several years. I had hand built (700c) 32 spoke wheels and never broke a
spoke. The BOB does put a lot of stress on the rear wheel in my opinion but I have not seen any
studies on the issue. I am now using panniers instead. I am leaving San Diego mid March to do the Southern Tier. Maybe we will see you there. Be safe.
Thanks. I needed that confidence boost.
Originally Posted by The Figment
Originally Posted by Supertick
Hope so and same to you. We're departing San Diego 3/6/7. Thanks.
You need a new bike
Being a small diameter and having no more than about 50 lbs above the axle, the BOB wheel is not very stressed. I haven't heard of anyone having problems with one. For myself, I've pulled my non-suspension BOB over some pretty rough rock roads behind an MTB without any wheel issues.
No worries, but get a better tire like a Marathon.
Originally Posted by Cyclesafe
Originally Posted by supcom
Very assuring, thanks.