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Old 10-11-11, 02:03 AM
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Heavy Duty Wheelset

I'm looking for a set of factory wheels, preferably 36H, for a bike I'm doing for my son. This is going to be a budget build. Any help would be appreciated.
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What wheel size? 700c road/cx or 26" mtb? What weight support specs? Is your son a clyde? What type of riding? Paved roads? Commuting? Off road? Some help here...
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This one is a very strong 26" rear wheel, for a freewheel.
https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-2-125-Cr...363369&sr=1-22
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With the info provided, I can recommend the folks @ Bicycle Wheel Warehouse. They fixed me up with a set of rims in the 400 dollar ballpark. I have over well 600 miles on these rims without a single issue whatsoever!! The stock rims had to be trued almost literally every time I rode the bike! Worth every penny! They also have a forum where thye have a wheel buying guide and you can chat back and forth with them with issues specific to you and ypour riding.
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If you're talking about 700c, look at Mavic Open Sport. I recently got a set (36h w/Tiagra hubs) from my LBS for $200. No frills, solid, affordable.
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Originally Posted by gyozadude View Post
What wheel size? 700c road/cx or 26" mtb? What weight support specs? Is your son a clyde? What type of riding? Paved roads? Commuting? Off road? Some help here...
Oops, 700C mostly road. Yes, he's a clyde. An ex football player that needs some exercise. Approx 250 lbs with massively powerful legs. This is in drastic contrast to his 145 lb father. Needless to say I really don't give much thought to that on my bikes. Sorry about the omission.
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Originally Posted by Burglar View Post
If you're talking about 700c, look at Mavic Open Sport. I recently got a set (36h w/Tiagra hubs) from my LBS for $200. No frills, solid, affordable.
That's exactly what I'm looking for. Do you know if they are factory made?
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Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
That's exactly what I'm looking for. Do you know if they are factory made?
I believe so. Universal Cycles has them, website says "machine built".

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=46160
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=46097

I've only had mine for a couple of weeks. I had the original Mavic Open 4 CD (32h rear) on my old Specialized Allez. I was breaking spokes on the rear wheel due to a combination of my weight (240ish) and rough city streets. The shop said the Open Sport 36h is what they always recommend for heavier riders, and they haven't gotten any complaints yet. I also got Continental Ultra Sport tires (25c). So far it's the perfect setup for me. Low budget, solid, and they roll buttery smooth and comfy.
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These are a bargain. Mavic 319 rims, 36Holes, DT stainless steel spokes, laced 3 cross and deore hubs for about $200 the set...

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/mwheel-shima...ad-bike-wheel/

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/mwheel-shima...ad-bike-wheel/

Sadly, they only come in silver!

Not as good as my A719s with double butted spokes but then they cost a lot more than $200.
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