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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 07-30-09, 09:06 AM   #1
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Wheel suggestion

I broke a spoke the other day. This didn't surprise me as my new bike came with a 24 spoke rear wheel and I weigh in at 220. I'm trying to fin a decent replacement wheel. Here are my priorities:

Strength/durability: 50%
cost: 20%
quiet freehub (silent): 15%
color (black): 10%
weight: 5%

I probably want a 36 spoke wheel, but I could be talked in to a 32 spoke I guess.

Any suggestions?


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Old 07-30-09, 09:40 AM   #2
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What's the spacing on your rear hub?

I run a 135mm Deore hub laced 3 cross with DT Champion 2.0 spokes and brass nipples to a 32h DT RR1.1 rim. I'm very happy with this wheel.
I have a SON28 generator up front laced the same to a matching rim.

I'm 240 pounds and these wheels are on my commuter/brevet bike.
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Old 07-30-09, 09:54 AM   #3
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I rode all of last season (about 3500 miles) at 260-270# on a set of Neuvation M-28 Aero's. To this day they are still in great shape. I trued them over the winter, but they really didn't need it.
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