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ISO Bomb Proof wheels

Old 06-21-21, 04:14 PM
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ISO Bomb Proof wheels

I知 looking for a bomb-proof clincher road wheelset (Shimano 11sp, rim brake) for less than $500. I致e been dealing with spokes breaking on my Oval and DT Swiss wheels and just need a new reliable wheelset. SuperTeam carbon is on my list of considerations but I知 leaning toward aluminum since I need rim brake. The rim brake strip on carbon wheels makes me nervous. I致e heard good things about the wheels though.

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Old 06-21-21, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by croebuck View Post
I知 looking for a bomb-proof clincher road wheelset (Shimano 11sp, rim brake) for less than $500. I致e been dealing with spokes breaking on my Oval and DT Swiss wheels and just need a new reliable wheelset. SuperTeam carbon is on my list of considerations but I知 leaning toward aluminum since I need rim brake. The rim brake strip on carbon wheels makes me nervous. I致e heard good things about the wheels though.
Perhaps it might be helpful if you disclose how much you weigh, the road conditions you ride on, and whether and how you have broken any wheels before?
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Old 06-22-21, 12:09 AM
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Prowheelbuilder.com

Their house brand wheelset or a handful of mix n match options would be less than $500.
Call or email them. Handbuilt, quality components, spoke # is up to you as well as lacing(if that matters to you).

I have a couple sets of theirs and an unknown number of thousands of miles of road and gravel, still haven't touched either set with a spoke tool.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
Perhaps it might be helpful if you disclose how much you weigh, the road conditions you ride on, and whether and how you have broken any wheels before?
I am 235lbs and ride mostly road with occasional fine gravel/dirt passages. I ride with 25mm Gatorskin. I bought my bike with the Oval wheels and rode several thousand miles before encountering an issue breaking spokes. No accidents. Typically the spokes break for no apparent reason (pot-hole, riding aggressively, etc) which suggests faulty build or compromised wheel.
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Originally Posted by croebuck View Post
I am 235lbs and ride mostly road with occasional fine gravel/dirt passages. I ride with 25mm Gatorskin. I bought my bike with the Oval wheels and rode several thousand miles before encountering an issue breaking spokes. No accidents. Typically the spokes break for no apparent reason (pot-hole, riding aggressively, etc) which suggests faulty build or compromised wheel.
You may be overweight for many OEM wheels.
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I believe we have a Clydesdales subforum. Plenty of people around your weight who, I'm sure, have a perfect recommendation for you.

I'd say that a deep alloy rim (30mm+) with 24-28 spokes front and 28-32 spokes rear would be plenty bombproof as long as you run an appropriately large tire. I wouldn't run 23s at your size. Also, it might be worth speccing CX-Sprint or equivalent spokes rather than CX-Ray or equivalents as those use more material and are thus stiffer. Lots of people even my weight (140lbs) prefer to use CX-Sprint spokes in the back. I specd 24 CX-Ray spokes on my deep carbon wheels and I hear pinging under very high torque.

I say alloy rims because it's very easy to overheat carbon rims. Even at my weight. They won't necessarily explode like the old days but you'll feel a disconcerting reduction in power.
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Originally Posted by croebuck View Post
I am 235lbs and ride mostly road with occasional fine gravel/dirt passages. I ride with 25mm Gatorskin. I bought my bike with the Oval wheels and rode several thousand miles before encountering an issue breaking spokes. No accidents. Typically the spokes break for no apparent reason (pot-hole, riding aggressively, etc) which suggests faulty build or compromised wheel.
In my experience once a wheel starts breaking spokes it's time to replace all the spokes and have a good wheelbuilder do the job.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
You may be overweight for many OEM wheels.
Many wheels and bike frames have a stated weight limit of 100 kg. The confusing part, at least for wheels, is that some manufacturers state this as a rider weight limit, and others state this as a system (bike + rider + luggage) weight limit.
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Colorado Cyclist is another great place to get a custom set. With some decent rims and ultegra hubs you should easily be under $500 last I looked.
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At the moment, I'd look no further than Shimano wheels. I'm running Shimano RS010 clincher wheels on my two commuter bikes and find them bombproof so I'd take a look at them or whatever has replaced them.
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