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Old 02-16-11, 08:51 AM
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merlinextraligh
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We've ridden our Rolf's on dirt roads without problems. In all likelyhood they'll hold up fine. However you're putting additional wear and tear on them that will ultimately hasten their eventual failure.

I think your tire selection is likely more importnat than the wheels I'd run the widest tire you can fit on them, and fit on your frame, which is likely 28mm (Continental 4 seasons are a decent tire in 28mm).

If you were going to spec a high end wheel with riding cobbles in mind, I'd look at the Topolinos, which reportedly give a smooth ride.
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