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Friend needs a beefy rear wheel - suggestions?

Old 06-19-07, 07:18 AM
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Friend needs a beefy rear wheel - suggestions?

My friend is a big guy, in great shape - but big frame - 6'3 240ish. He is currently running cheap Alex rims on his new Raleigh. It seems that his rear wheel is going out of true to much. Does any have reccomendations on a cheaper ($90-150) rear 9 speed compatible wheel that is stout.
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Mavic CXP33 on 32h Ultegra Hubs- Radial/3 Cross lacing. Bomb proof and dirt cheap to have built.
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Hand built at a shop with 36 spokes is a good start. I use a Mavic T520 with a Deore hub on my Surly Crosscheck, but that might be a bit wide. Velocity Aero's are good and pretty cheap. So is the Velocity Dyad. Also, go for anything commonly used on a tandem, since a 240 pound rider puts almost that much weight on the rear wheel.
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hand built at the shop? that sounds like at least 100 for labor alone? Any nashbar/performance wheels that are bomb proof?
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I've been happy with Colorado Cyclist hand built Ultegra Open Pro combo with 36 sp. They can make a rear in that price range.
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I'll check that, thanks
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Originally Posted by nikos
hand built at the shop? that sounds like at least 100 for labor alone? Any nashbar/performance wheels that are bomb proof?
My rear wheel was $180 (rim, spokes, hub, labor). Generally, shops charge from $40-60 labor for a wheel build.
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if he is worried about durability, go with a 36h rim (first thought was a Velocity Deep V)
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I have an old rim and hub off my Yz250 if he can run a 110/90/19..............
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