Clydesdale wheelset Q&A
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    Clydesdale wheelset Q&A

    ive been riding for several years now but recently got a Giant TCR Advanced all stock.
    i currently weight roughly 260lbs and im not sure how much i like these Stock 16/24 spoke count wheels.
    I used to have a Carbon litespeed with Zipp 404s and rode the hell out of it and i was still probably around 225 then.
    I'd like to get some semi deep 35mm+ wheels that are proven pretty sturdy?
    I always run Conti GP4000s in 25mm.

    Whats a lower priced wheelset with a semi deep dish wheel for a big boy?!!
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    At your weight, you need a 32 spoke wheel. Also, if you post your thread in the Wheels subforum, you'd get more answers.
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    Better yet, get a wheel builder to make 36 x 3 cross eyeleted aluminum rims on a nice pair of cup and cone hubs, like Ultegra or anything Campy. They'll carry 260 pounds confidently and last forever.

    I set up 36 spoked wheels on both the racing bike and commuter. The Campy hubs are bullet proof, good for a few hundred thousand miles. I replace the rims every 30,000 miles as the brake surfaces get scored and thin. Never had to buy replacement hubs, just rims. Very cheap.

    36 spoked rims are used for loaded touring, so are wider and stouter. You'd benefit going to 28 mm tires, also. They'll give a more comfortable, flat resistant ride. Well tuned 36 spoked wheels will also give a steadier, more responsive ride, especially when climbing. They won't flex on you as you load them up.

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