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Old 07-11-18, 10:09 PM
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We ride and tour on a tandem. Our sport riding weight is ~340 lbs. Our all-up touring weight is 385. Single touring bikes are lightweights. We run 36H Kinlin XC279 rims with CX-Ray spokes and Chris King hubs. The CX-Ray spokes are just for fun, 18g and no problems. Round spokes for touring, really. The trick with spokes is to use 1.8-2.0 DB spokes, tensioned to the rim manufacturer's spec. Deep rims like our XC279 make extremely strong and durable wheels. CK hubs aren't your usual touring hub, but they sure are durable. Never a problem in 15 years, which is pretty special with the power of 2 riders flowing through that rear hub. So no problems with rims, spokes, or hubs. Not rocket science. Deep, wide rim, 36H. DB spokes, properly tensioned. Sturdy hub.
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