Road bike wheel rider weight limit
I had been think of upgrading my Alu Defy 1 to a carbon Defy but now think I will just upgrade the stock wheels and have been looking at some thing like the Falcrum Racing 3 but As I am 82 kg I now see Falcrum say they have a max rider weight limit of 82 kg on there wheels before they may need to be checked a lot. The carbon Defy I did look at has the next Gaint wheel set up from mine but I was seeing people saying the wheels are breaking spokes which put me off the bike could this just be people being over the max weight for a given road bike wheel. I have been looking at Falcrum ,Mavic , and Shimano wheels as an upgrade.Posted 4 years agoBristolPabloMember
All Campagnolo wheels are constructed to meet the highest standards of resistance and durability.
If you weigh over 109 kg/240 lbs we advise you not to use this product. Non compliance with this warning can damage the product irreversibly. If you weigh 82 kg/180 lbs or more, you must be especially vigilant and have your bicycle inspected more frequently (than someone weighing less than 82 kg/180 lbs).
Check with your mechanic to discuss whether the wheels you selected are suitable for your use, and to determine the frequency of inspections. Using tires with a larger diameter and a frame that respects the standards will help to increase the lifetime of the wheels.
I’m about 82kgs and ride on Campag Zondas, they have been fine to date and roads around Bristol and South Glos are nothing like smooth… you just need to be a bit careful and not hammer straight into things like kerb lips and avoid potholes as you would with any wheel.
If you are concerned, I’d look at something with a regular spoke pattern and 32 holes though a badly built wheel with 32 holes is still going to be liable to buckle or break a spoke.Posted 4 years agoRscottMember
I’m currently 84kg, and ride on wheels suited for 82 and they have been fine.
But seriously 82kg isnt heavy,
Its 13stone. I know BMI is flawed but for a 6foot man your just overweight, just to give some perspective.
There are alot of people kidding themselves that they are lighter than they are.
On a chart maybe they are over weight, but A BMI is some ones opinion on paper, (I am over weight and a bit chubby at the min) but i Know a guy who’s shorter than me and weights 16 stone but hes far from fat. I wich people would stop referring to this and look at body fat Mass Which means a whole lot morePosted 4 years agoToastyMember
I know BMI is flawed but for a 6foot man your just overweight, just to give some perspective.
Putting those numbers into:
24.7 on here and the NHS website, “normal weight”.Posted 4 years agotinribzMember
No…? Nothing to do with average.
Adolphe Quételet Creates The Body Mass Index (BMI)
Why: In an attempt to describe the average man
How: Quantifying mean values of measured variables that follow a normal distribution
Where: Brussels, Belgium
His most influential book was Sur l’homme et le développement de ses facultés, ou Essai de Physique Sociale, published in 1835 (In English: A Treatise on Man). In it, Quételet outlines the project of a social physics and describes his concept of the “average man” (l’homme moyen) who is characterized by the mean values of measured variables that follow a normal distribution.Posted 4 years ago
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