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    Wheel advice.

    I need some advice about a stiffer wheel set. My current wheels are a bit flexy on corners under my weight, I'm 276 Pounds (125 kilo for the rest of the world). I don't really wanna go carbon due to the high price point and I kinda feel like I won't get as long of life from them. I would prefer to be in the $600 to $800 range. Also my bike runs QR so if that helps with the advice.

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    Have you considered going boost(wider) ?
    Maybe selling your bike and adding 800$ for a newer used bike equiped with boost frame, fork and wheels is worth looking at?
    Maybe a plus size so the tires can absorb some of the impacts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33red View Post
    Have you considered going boost(wider) ?
    Maybe selling your bike and adding 800$ for a newer used bike equiped with boost frame, fork and wheels is worth looking at?
    Maybe a plus size so the tires can absorb some of the impacts?
    Boost adds nominal strength.

    @Nottarek I'd suggest contacting someone like Mike and lacemine29.com. I well build well is worth the money over buying a machine off the shelf wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33red View Post
    Have you considered going boost(wider) ?
    Maybe selling your bike and adding 800$ for a newer used bike equiped with boost frame, fork and wheels is worth looking at?
    Maybe a plus size so the tires can absorb some of the impacts?
    To the first comment, my hubs do have boost spacing and hubs already. I'll link you to the spec sheet in case I'm wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    Boost adds nominal strength.

    @Nottarek I'd suggest contacting someone like Mike and lacemine29.com. I well build well is worth the money over buying a machine off the shelf wheel.
    Ah ok I was actually told that by a few people as well that just said talk to a good bike shop about just building up a wheel. I'll check out that website though as well.

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    Yup personalized wheels will help.
    I was riding a tricycle like a rickshaw carrying 600 to 1,200 pounds we had 36 spokes a bit like a tandem that will minimize the need for constant maintenance.

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    Hahaha yeah I always wondered what cargo bikes used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotTarek View Post
    To the first comment, my hubs do have boost spacing and hubs already. I'll link you to the spec sheet in case I'm wrong.
    Trail 5 Cannondale Bicycles



    Ah ok I was actually told that by a few people as well that just said talk to a good bike shop about just building up a wheel. I'll check out that website though as well.
    You don't know how much experience the wheel builder at your LBS has. That's why I'd suggestion someone that builds hundreds a year.

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    Check out some suggestion from the Clyde forum.

    ...or the tandem forum.

    If there are any wheels that can take a beating, those people will know. Our old 26er tandem still uses low-priced 36-hole Rhyno Lite rims on XT hubs. We're not really hard on them, but the front wheel still gets abused (no manuals on a tandem - you just smash over stuff) Search comparable wheels and you should do OK.

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    I'll second Mikesee @ lacemine29. crazy fast turnaround (even if initial contact can be a little hit or miss). I'm also a clyde and considering what I just paid for a rear (with DT350 hub), I think he can probably fix you up with a set for your $800 price point (or less).

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