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Old 03-09-11, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
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.
Yes, that should work. I have 8000 miles on my 32 spoke Open Pro/Shimano 105 wheelset. I'm between 210 and 220 lbs and sometimes will add a 25 lbs load to the 24 lbs bike. FYI, I use 700x25 tires at 90-110 psi.

The wheels have been flawless. no issues, but I did retension the spokes as a precaution at 700 miles.


Post Script: I'm having a Velocity A23/Shimano 105 wheelset made for my Cyclocross bike. I'm really happy to find a 23mm wide rim that should perform like the Open Pro. I'll use 700x25 sized tires but could install up to 700x35 if I wanted.

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