XC Wheels for heavier riders
Whats a good wheel for a 15 stone rider for XC racing? I’ve just smashed up my front wheel which was a DT Swiss 420sl. I’ve previously broken wheels with Bonty race rims too.
I don’t have any problems on my bikes that get used for all-mountain or DH abuse but then I’m using Spank rims and Mavic 729’s respectivily. They seem overkill for XC though!
Anyone any experience with Bonty Rhythem Elites? They sound like a good compromise in weight/strength/cost.Posted 9 years agoBigEaredBikerSubscriber
You guys on mavic 717s are obviously not trying hard enough 😉
I’ve always smashed lightweight rims as long as I can remember. I tend to just plough through obsticles rather than trying to go around them so it has alot to do with my riding style I suppose. Sun singletracks, Mavic ST’s, 729’s, and Spank SubRosas have all been good for that though.
Anyway I’ve gone ahead and ordered the Rhythem Elites as the LBS could do them for £200 including tubless ready kit. They are barely lighter than some of the ones mentioned above but if it keeps me racing so be it!Posted 9 years agoBigBoyXCMember
18.5 stones of ex-rugby player (flab and muscle) – I have run DT 4.2’s on Hope pro II hubs (Hope Hoops) with no problems for 2 years and now running Mavic Crossmaxx ST’s on my new Giant Trance X0.
Depends how you ride. Smooth, no probs. A 12 stone rider can bend rims if clumsy and heavy riding. I do smaller jumps, rock gardens, 1-2 ft drop offs no probs with mine.Posted 9 years agojulianwilsonMember
spend the more money on similar parts but get roger musson/wheelpro to build it. The way he talks in his book, i would expect to get proper advice about what is realistically the lightest you can go and then a fantastic build. Its costly, but he has a ‘won’t need truing’ garuantee afterwards. My mate has a set of tubeless dh wheels he has absolutely hammered the crap out of, and he really is a very fast ‘flat out, plough through’ rider, and his are still straight as a die.Posted 9 years agoeddyesiMember
I have gone up from crosrides to Bonty Rhythm’s and love them, way stiffer than the crossrides, great build quality (DT cartridge bearing hubs) and same weight (1900g Comps) which is damn good for a 22mm rim setup, as light if not lighter than any DT or mavic /Hope II setup.
Great buy, surviving my 15.5st abuse on a Pace hardtail too, and loving the extra grip/traction from the fatter rim, looking forward to getting back to the 2.2’s from the mud tyresPosted 9 years ago
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