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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-02-09, 02:52 PM   #1
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Shimano RS10 Wheelset...


My Specialized Sequoia Comp came with the Shimano RS10
wheel set.

That's 16 spokes on the front and 20 on the rear for hauling
my 200+ lbs around.

My LBS poo-pooed my fear of broken spokes.

In defense of the wheels, I took a pretty good shot at a
curb while trying to find a toe-clip shortly after getting
the bike and the only damage to the wheel was that it
got slightly knocked out of true. A couple of my ribs
faired a bit worse.

Anyone else have any experience with these wheels one
way or the other?


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Old 01-02-09, 03:23 PM   #2
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Never had the wheels but I'mnot a fan of any low spoke count wheels, especially stock wheels. What I do is have them retensioned after a breakin period (300 miles) hoping they last longer with proper tension. Haven't had a set of low counts last longer than 10 months in my case. I use them as long as I can but usually have a replacement before it happens.

Several big guys claim to have used ow counts for years with no problems. Of course most of which ride 100 miles a year! Some exceptions but not many!
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