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Old 06-26-14, 12:20 AM
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Looking for new wheels for a Harro V3

So, I tend to ride a little rough, and I've been in a few lovely accidents on my bike. Over 6 years I've had the same rims but now spokes are breaking and don't know where to start. I've got disk breaks both front and rear and I believe it's a case for the rear gears. I weigh 220 and will sometimes have as much as 20-40lbs in a backpack sometimes. These will be daily riders and need to be able to handle my weight, added weight, and some rougher terrain. I ride with another person and it seems like my wheels seem to have better free action than his (I can cruise farther distances without peddling). My budget right now is 150-200 I can do one at a time but prefer sets. Any advice would be great.
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Old 06-26-14, 05:55 AM
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Get some with 36 spokes.
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Old 06-26-14, 05:57 AM
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36 spokes and a stout rim.
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Welcome to BF and a big +1 on beefy rims, 36 spokes on each wheel and the widest tires your fork and seat stays will allow. One other thought, too (speaking as a lower back problem person)... Do your back a favor and put the 20-40 lbs of stuff you have in your backpack into a pair of panniers that you hang on a rear rack. The panniers and the rack won’t be cost-free, but your back will thank you for however many years you still have left in you and doing that will extend your ability to ride a bike years further in life!
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