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New Racing Rim for Christmas

Old 04-13-16, 09:38 AM
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New Racing Rim for Christmas

Someone loves me. So, they bought me a Mavic, Ksyrium racing rim. 24 spokes and super lightweight. it's a thing of beauty. Trouble is the thing is rated for about 100KG. I'm at least 5 lbs over that---on a good day.

Currently I am riding a 32 spoke monster wheel with 28mm tires. It's not a problem, but I am dying to throw that new racing rim on the bike, and put some 25mm tires on it. But, I really hate to destroy it, especially on my commutes. So, my goal is to get below that 100KG threshold before Summer.
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Engineers are some of the most 'play it safe' people in the world - I should know ;-) the extra 5 pounds isn't gonna make a single lick of difference. That's literally like the weight of 2 full water bottles! Slap 'em on!
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Old 04-13-16, 10:18 AM
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Engineers are some of the most 'play it safe' people in the world - I should know ;-) the extra 5 pounds isn't gonna make a single lick of difference. That's literally like the weight of 2 full water bottles! Slap 'em on!
I know. Right?
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I'm guessing the wheel is rated for that. Figuring about 60% of weight on a road bike is on the rear wheel, that would mean the wheel would support 60% of your weight + 60% of bike weight.
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I'm guessing the wheel is rated for that. Figuring about 60% of weight on a road bike is on the rear wheel, that would mean the wheel would support 60% of your weight + 60% of bike weight.
That's not usually how weight limits works. They assume a standard average weight distribution and bike weight. You can't assume that just because it's rated 100kg, with a 60/40 split, it could take a 166kg rider+bike.
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So you just got a rim? Or a complete wheel? Just one complete wheel or both of them? If it's just a front wheel, go tell somebody they need to love you up a rear wheel too.

If it's a complete wheelset, get an additional go-fast cassette for your new wheels and swap them out for your weekend rides. It's a piece of cake to do and you can leave your sturdy wheels on for mid-week rides.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
So you just got a rim? Or a complete wheel? Just one complete wheel or both of them? If it's just a front wheel, go tell somebody they need to love you up a rear wheel too.

If it's a complete wheelset, get an additional go-fast cassette for your new wheels and swap them out for your weekend rides. It's a piece of cake to do and you can leave your sturdy wheels on for mid-week rides.
Complete rear wheel, no cassette. I already have the MK on the front. Had a rear wheel too...until my fat ass caused it to fail.

Obviously, I do not want the same thing to happen to the front.

I definitely plan to run thin tires and the racing rim on my weekend rides. But, I really want to use it on the commute too. BUt, like I said, I would like to be under the 220 lbs (prefer to be a lot less) before I go for it.
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