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Old 04-10-15, 09:47 PM
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hi everyone. My name is Kevin and I wanted to ask about my bike setup. I currently weight 317lbs. I'm 6'1" and I ride a fixed gear bicycle. I Wanted to know which rims/wheelset would be best for my situation ? I need some strong ones. Mainly because of my weight and my living environment(E.g. potholes, cracks, street curbs lol).

Would I be able to put 29er rims on my messenger bike ? Like some mountain bike rims with thin tires. And no it's not for tricking. Not good at it. Lol.

As of now here are my specs :
Frame: 57cm Pake Rum Runner
Front rim: stock rim 700c
Rear: purefix rim 700c with 16tooth cog
Tires: Vittoria tires both 25c
Fork: state bicycle fork
Cranks: state bicycle 46t
Pedals: Origin 8 track pro With forte toe cages

Please help me. I need new rims. Thanks
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It's worth a shot to try larger tires 1st; go to your LBS and see what they can do for you to squeeze in the widest tire they have. Instead of expensive trial and error on the internet.

If you're set on getting a new wheelset I would definitely get something 36H.
It's down to the rim in this case.

With a wider rim I am concerned about brake caliper compatibility provided your rum runner doesnt have cantilever nor disc brakes.
The thing about the majority of 29er and FSFG rims is that they're not designed for rim brakes and lack reinforced and machined brake surface with the prior using discs and the latter being brakeless.

It is definitely worth it for you to check this specific subforum here: https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdale...-200-lb-91-kg/
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I don't think you need mtb wheels, and can do just fine with 700c wheels like these Sun CR18 silver rims Fixed Gear Track Bike Wheelset 36 Hole Sun CR18 silver rims flip flop fixed gear Formula hubs wheelset [72774711864] - $119.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage paired up with 700x32c tires. According to my tire pressure vs rider weight calculator, someone your weight would only need 86 psi in front and 96 psi in the rear with this setup. Get tires with good puncture protection like Panaracer RiBMo PT or T-Serv ProTex.
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SunRingle Rhyno Lite 700c Rim - Outside Outfitters

This is a super beefy rim, even comes in 40h if you're worried about weight. Probably can't find it prebuilt onto a fixed wheel set though. I built a pair up for my cyclocross bike. 28mm wide too for a great tire profile.
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