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    Able To Ride Again And Need Some Advice

    Hey Folks, I'm rebuilding my old Litespeed hardtail after being hit by a car and finally getting the clear to ride again from my Doc.Basically I haven't been able to ride in 6 long years and so much has changed. I've gone from 175lbs to just over 300 and I can't seem to find any good advice on a wheel set. I know once I get back into the saddle the lbs will melt off but I really don't wanna worry about a taco rimmed out in the middle of the desert ( I live in Vegas). My LBS is trying to suggest a Sun-Ringle SOS wheelset but it's gotten horrible reviews. I'd like a good solid bombproof wheel set that can last until I get back into shape and can "ride" lighter wheelsets. I don't ride heavy but still 300 lbs is 300lbs. Forgot to mention I'm looking for a disc wheelset.

    Also Ive looked for the WTB V saddle ( dh version) but they don't make it anymore. You guys have a second choice? Thanks for any help you guys can provide

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    Hi carnevino,

    I am getting new whees for my new bike, here is what I am getting.

    DT Swiss FR600 Black
    Chris King ISO 20mm through axle hub
    DT Swiss Alpine 3 spokes Black
    DT Swiss Prolock nipples Black

    DT Swiss FR600 Black
    Chris King ISO 135/10mm hub
    DT Swiss Alpine 3 spokes Black
    DT Swiss Prolock nipples Black

    I am a bit bigger than you, 340ish, but I am working my way down. I haven't finished building my new bike yet though, so I am hoping by the time it is down, I should be down another 15-20 pounds or more. I am having Lacemine29.com or mikesee here on the forum build my wheel set. I told him all the specifics related to my size currently and bike that they will be going on to. Based upon his suggestions, this is what I ended up with.

    This is the first wheel set that I have had built. My only other bike is a stock 1996 GT Zaskar that I ride around on to supplement going to the gym and daily walks at lunch at work.

    Hopefully this helps you somewhat.


    Jon

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    Congrats on being able to get back out on the bike! You must have been pretty screwed up to have to be off for 6 years!

    I can't really help you too much on the wheels, still trying to answer that question for myself.

    As far as the saddle goes; I use a WTB Power V, which I was going to suggest, but it seems to be unavailable now too...

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    The Sun Ringle MTX 33 rims are really nice...get the 36h version. I have them on my bike laced to Hope Pro 2 hubs for a pretty bombproof setup...especially since they were built by Mike Curiak (mikesee)
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    At 300lbs, probably should stay away from Shimano hubs except maybe Saint. Hope, Hadley, Chris King, and DT440 hubs are very burley. You don't mention a price but with the above hubs your looking at >$500 in most cases complete. If you want to spend a little less, check out the Transition Bikes Revolution 32 wheelset for $320. The hubs and rims are stout.

    For the saddle, check out the WTB Aviator.

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    Thank you for al the great advice!

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