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Old 04-22-07, 07:01 PM
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recommend me a wheelset: 200ish lb rider edition

so my caad9 came with a set of shimano WH-R561. these aren't cutting it... i'm 6'4", about 200lbish, and when really accelerating the rear will flex to the point of rubbing the brake pad. annoying at a minimum to say the least.

so... i ask you, my fellow velophiles, for a recommendation.

thanks in advance.
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Fulcrum Racing 1. Stiff as hell, and super fast. Doesn't hurt that they look bad-a$$ too.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Fulcrum Racing 1. Stiff as hell, and super fast. Doesn't hurt that they look bad-a$$ too.
hmmmm... those may be a little more than i can spend, but thanks, i'll keep them in mind!
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Originally Posted by transplant
hmmmm... those may be a little more than i can spend, but thanks, i'll keep them in mind!
Well, there was a very favorable review of the Racing 5's over in the main forum too. As you move up the line you get less weight and more bling, but they all seem to have a similar ride.
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As a fellow clydesdale who races crits and track, I would recommend some 28-spoke handbuilts. They'll cost you about $400-$500, but they'll probably be the last wheelset you'll ever need. If you have a good LBS, I'd go to them. Otherwise, check with Wheelsmith or Webcyclery for a set.

I actually trained and raced on a set of WH560 with a similar experience. The drive-side radial lacing does some funky stuff on the rear end. Now I use a set of 28-spoke Ultegra/Velocity DeepV on the road and 32-spoke Phil Wood/Mavic CXP33 on the track. They're stiff and heavy, but when you're lugging 200+ lbs around, the extra power transfered makes all the difference.
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I'm 6'4" 195 lbs and can recommend the Mike Garcia DT Swiss RR 1.1 wheels (28 spokes), Easton Orion II wheelset (a little spendy) and the ubiquitous Open Pro laced to (in my case) Centaur hubs. I have a pair of the Mike Garcia Niobium 30 wheels on the way for a more aero set, will report.
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I like my homemade Velocity Deep-V Ultegra 32h/36h wheels. They are very very sturdy and stiff wheels (36h 3x rear can't be beat unless you go to a tandem wheel...). A little on the heavy side, but I don't care, and they don't seem to be slowing me down.
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mavic open pros laced to chris king hubs either 28 or 32 spoke
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thanks for the recommendations everyone...

i'm thinking of having the lbs build me a ultegra/openpro setup (28 or 32h), 3x for the training setup. i would go king if i could afford it, because i loooove how they sound! ^_^

i like the look/possibility of those easton orion II's as a racing setup. still a fairly high spoke count. the circuits too.
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If you are in Boston, I strongly suggest CXP33 rims for everyday riding. I haven't ridden there
for several years, so it may have changed. But there were fierce potholes the day I rode. I hit one
at close to 30 that was several feet long. Brutal.
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Zipp 404. Pricey, but they're stiff, fast, and light (if you get the tubular version.)
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Zipp 404. Pricey, but they're stiff, fast, and light (if you get the tubular version.)
They also have a Clyde version, which I respect just for their admission that one wheel doesn't fit all.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Zipp 404. Pricey, but they're stiff, fast, and light (if you get the tubular version.)
far out of my price range, but it'd be sweet.
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Originally Posted by transplant
far out of my price range, but it'd be sweet.
I'm liking Deep-Vs a little more these days, but the CXP-33s make a really nice wheel too, and here you can get them handbuilt for $241 with Ultegra hubs. These will make a VERY strong and stiff wheelset...
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/commo...762&TextMode=0

Or Dura-Ace for $360:
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/commo...762&TextMode=0

Just make sure you double-check the bearing adjustment when you get them -- no play when mounted, but with play when QR is halfway loose.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
I like my homemade Velocity Deep-V Ultegra 32h/36h wheels. They are very very sturdy and stiff wheels (36h 3x rear can't be beat unless you go to a tandem wheel...). A little on the heavy side, but I don't care, and they don't seem to be slowing me down.
I know a guy around here with a set like that. He's pretty big and the roads here can be brutal. They seem pretty bombproof. And Deep Vs come in lots of pretty colors.
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+2 on the deep v's..

I have many wheelsets, Mavicx Opens Pro, CXP 33's, Deep V's, Gel 330 Tubulars and the deep v's have the best lateral stiffness of all the wheelsets.. Open Pro's are a good 2nd choice, a little lighter than the deep v's. It sounds like you need lateral stiffness.

I would go for the 32/36 combo like said above for the best results..
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