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Old 03-09-11, 10:05 AM
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Hi Barret, I am 160 pounds soaking wet and only plan on credit card touring for my first tour (Boston, MA. to Lexington, KY). I've been reading the posts and it seems I will go with the Open Pros since I am using 700X23 tires.

Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
I'm using a 36 hole Open Pro on my commuter. The wheel is strong and light, but not ideal for touring.

Problem number one is width, I would not run a tire larger than a 700x28 with a 19mm wide rim. (I know people do this, but Mavic does not recommend larger than 28, and I would not either).

Second: a stronger rim like the Dyad is a better value, price wise.

How heavy are you and how much weight do you load on your bike?
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