Bontrager SSR 24h vs Clydesdale = Possible success?
I am moving to a different set of wheels and I've been tempted by Bontrager SSR, I can get a set fairly cheap, 24h front/ rear. radial front, 2x rear. I don't need a bunch of issues, and I expect light maintanence.
(Moving due to a driveline conversion on an older bike. This isn't a save 6 grams and expect to conquer the world head trip)
Common knowledge says stay away!!! -----But, I have been rocking 24h radial and 28h rear Bontrage Select on my Fuel 70 mountain bike for quite some time with no issues.
So maybe I am lucky?
I am not a 'dainty' rider.
I can read reviews, but let's be honest, - people hit the net to complain, they dont to say something worked out.
Oh yeah, 250#, mostly highway, not a lot of city potholes and stuff, that's why we ride the Fuel.
I'd be riding at least 32 spoke Mavic 719's or O/C velocity synergy's laced to an Ultegra /Campy hub if I weighed as much as you. I ride similiar wheels with 25 to 28 tires and weigh anywhere between 160-180 depending on time of year. You can get Open pro/Ultegra on Ebay new for less than $300....
Originally Posted by davez26
I don't understand why big guys want to go lighter weight myself. It makes almost no difference whether your bike weight 15 or 22 lbs. Really, I know people say it does, but no, it doesn't.
I'm looking at moving up from SSRs now, actually.
The set I have came on the 2.1 I bought from my LBS back at the first of last October. I had the 2.1 for two weeks, and moved up to a Madone, but kept the SSRs and Bontrager tires that had come on the 2.1.
I started out weighing about 248 or so (now down to 207...yeah me.), and ride on mostly smooth roads...but of course with the periodic hole, bump, rough pavement, etc. As of today, I have exactly 1,281 miles on the Madone. I put about 225 miles on the SSRs during the two weeks they were on the 2.1. So, total of about 1,500 miles on the wheels/tires since October.
With all that...with the exception of one pince flat over RR tracks...I've had no issues with either the tires or the wheels.
Hope that helps.
Does this saddle make my azz look fat?
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