Which wheels

nickyburnell Posts: 18
edited October 2012 in Workshop
I'm 16 stone, mainly training, maybe a bit of touring or a club 10

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... himwhfr202

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... himwhfr362

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WPP ... o_wheelset

After real world experience.

Many thanks


  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Try posting in Road Buying Advice and check out the search tool first as wheels are one of the fav topics. I am quite a bit lighter so cannot help you on this one but there are a few big boys around.
  • TA, overlooked that Forum.
  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    While the first two will work you are 16 stone and those wheels are low spoke count so even with the stiff rims Shimano use you are asking alot from the spokes.

    If you are touring espeially with a loaded rear rack I would avoid all of the wheels you have linked to. They will work for a while but there life will be shortened.

    Instead spend a bit more and get a set of 36 spoke wheels built up (you could have 32 spoke on the front) with Rigida chrina rims and a shimano hub 105 perhaps. Use DB spokes front and NDS rear and either plain guage or single butted DS rear. They will cost a bit more but will be far more reliable if built correctly.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.