Wheels for chubsters?

by gandberg   June 10, 2010  

I'm no lightweight, and am looking to invest in some good quality strong wheels. I weigh 135kgs, and have been reccomended I get some 36 spoke touring wheels built up.

Anyone else here have strong wheels they can reccomend, or a good wheel builder I could get a few quotes from?


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Harry Rowland (www.harryrowland.co.uk) is a well proven source of top quality handbuilt wheels, as is Paul Hewitt (www.hewittbikefitting.co.uk)

Mavic A719 rims are good value, and Sun Rhynos are about as bombproof as they come if you want something really strong.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7830 posts]
10th June 2010 - 21:11


I can recommend John Poyzer at Priory Marina Cycles near Bedford. He built me a pair of 36 spoke, Ultegra hub, Ambrosio rim wheels.

They're still true after 3 years and have stood up to the cobbles on the Tour of Flanders sportive, the Etape du Tour, many other UK sportives and a collision with a car.

posted by Old Cranky [278 posts]
11th June 2010 - 16:00


i am a 168 kg rider and i use Mavic Open Pro CD 32 holes with NO problems.Alternativ Mavic CXP33,Just get a very good wheelbuilder

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posted by D-duck [1 posts]
14th June 2010 - 2:04


I've had a pair of 36h Mavic Open Pro's on Hope hubs on the hybrid which have been absolutely bomb proof. Haven't touched them in 4 years. Honest.

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posted by jezzer [65 posts]
15th June 2010 - 17:36

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