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Old 01-28-07, 06:26 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-29-07, 12:07 AM   #2
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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.
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Bob

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.
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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.
Thanks. I needed that confidence boost.
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I towed a BOB trailer for several years. Maybe we will see you there. Be safe.

Hope so and same to you. We're departing San Diego 3/6/7. Thanks.
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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.
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No worries, but get a better tire like a Marathon.
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No worries, but get a better tire like a Marathon.
Done. Thanks
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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.

Very assuring, thanks.
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