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    Clyde proof Wheelsets and Bars

    I am thinking about building a new wheel set for my Motobecane Fantom pro 29er. I need some big guys advice for a rookie. I am 300 pounds at 6'1"and want to build them with out killing the bank using quality materials. I also need some advice on a new set of bars, I want them to be around 27 inches or wider and I would like a rise of 1.5 to 3 inches I am running the stock stem but it can be changed to compensate the rise issue. I appreciate any help given.

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    Heavy Duty / Beefy / Bomb Proof Wheels for a Clyde / Clydesdale

    I am also in the market for a beefier wheelset. Here are a couple of threads that focus on wheels for us big boys:

    FAQ: Heavy Duty 29er Wheels

    Azonic Outlaws vs. Sun Rhyno Lite XL

    While there are widely varying opinions, I'm focused on the 36h Sun-Ringle Rhyno Lite XL with XT hubs. Cheap, strong, reliable... but a little on the heavy side. Now I'm just searching for the right deal from the right shop.
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    for bars, go with something with a cross bar. its stronger and less prone to snap.

    http://www.billys.co.uk/english/grou...=hbgu-prison-r

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/DM...ar/4000000734/

    each has plenty of rise for a big person, and can hold up to a lot of stress.

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    36h front & rear
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    Wheels-Look at XT Hubs with 14ga spokes, brass nipples, 36 hole Rims. Some economical rim suggestions include Sun Rhyno Lite 29, WTB SpeedDisc AM (only 32 hole though), Mavic A319

    Handlebars-Look for DH/FR models from Easton, Race Face, Titec, Truvativ...some good deals can be had online

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    dog's wheelset sounds about perfect... i'm planning on building a good but inexpensive wheelset here soon (me lacing it and everything)... plans are stright gauge spokes, brass nipples, new 36pt engagment XT hub out back, debating on hub up front (hope pro2 most likely due to it being able to switch from QR to 20mm ta and other options) and Kris holm rims... maybe the rhino lite rims... smidge cheaper and i'd save 200grams (haha)
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    for bars... anything "AM" or all mountain will take care of you and never have an issue...
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    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=65108

    These are the rims you are talking about, correct?

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    I need a 29er those are for the 26 and 24. Or do those come in 29 also??

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmaged88
    I need a 29er those are for the 26 and 24. Or do those come in 29 also??
    The Rhyno Lite XL and Rhyno Lite are very similar; I believe the key difference is that the XL is welded whereas the Lite is pinned - which probably doesn't make a big difference to most users. I can't seem to find the XL in 29", however, just the pinned Rhyno Lite

    Here's a link to the Sun-Ringle website:
    http://www.sun-ringle.com/contentpag...lmountain.php5

    While I haven't looked too terribly hard just yet, the best price I've found on the Rhyno Lite / XT 29er wheelset combo is $236 from UniversalCycles.com. I'm *sure* someone has them at a lower cost, but I just haven't stumble upon them yet.
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    I'm a wee bit smaller than you and ride a HT 29er built with these...
    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp...=40&brand=1055
    You'd be nuts not to think about them. I've had Rhyno Lites as well and they are nice, but not as stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dog.gone
    The Rhyno's do come in a 29" version. The Rhyno Lite XL and Rhyno Lite are very similar; I believe the key difference is that the XL is welded whereas the Lite is pinned - which probably doesn't make a big difference to most users.
    The XL's are a little wider too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    dog's wheelset sounds about perfect... i'm planning on building a good but inexpensive wheelset here soon (me lacing it and everything)... plans are stright gauge spokes, brass nipples, new 36pt engagment XT hub out back, debating on hub up front (hope pro2 most likely due to it being able to switch from QR to 20mm ta and other options) and Kris holm rims... maybe the rhino lite rims... smidge cheaper and i'd save 200grams (haha)

    er OK i missed a number while looking...

    Kris holm rims are 38mm... the rhyno lites are 27.5... i want that extra 10.5mm width for a rigid toy ... hopefully fathers day brings some fun stuff
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    what is 700 30c?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    ... i want that extra 10.5mm width for a rigid toy
    Whoa, Mark! So much for our PG-13 rating!

    Kris Holm 29r Unicycle Rim? Giving up MTBing and going to MT unicycling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmaged88
    what is 700 30c?
    700c appears to be considered interchangeable with 29". I'm not sure where the 30 comes in. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will have the answer here soon...

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    RHYNO LITE XL (Welded) v. RHYNO LITE (Pinned)

    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert
    The XL's are a little wider too.
    Right on. Thanks for the clarification!

    Here are the specs for both wheels:


    RHYNO LITE XL (Welded)

    USE:
    DOWNHILL, MTN. CROSS RIDING AND RACING

    SIZES:
    507mm, 559mm

    E.R.D.:
    493, 548

    WEIGHT:
    512g, 550g

    HOLE COUNTS:
    32, 36

    COLORS:
    BLACK

    WIDTH:
    29.2mm


    RHYNO LITE (Pinned)

    USE:
    ALL MOUNTAIN

    SIZES:
    559mm

    E.R.D.:
    548

    WEIGHT:
    550g

    HOLE COUNTS:
    32, 36

    COLORS:
    BLACK, SILVER

    WIDTH:
    27.5mm

    While the Sun-Ringle website doesn't seem to show that either wheel comes as a 29er, Universal Cycles has the Rhyno Lite (not XL) in the 29" diameter. Hmmm...
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    yes unicycle rims ... think salsa gordo's... except it's 3mm wider, 7grams heavier... and 1/3 the price ;-) oh and you can use rim brakes if you're inclinded...

    the wider rim will give a wider footprint on the tire... and let me run lower pressure... good things when you're rolling rigid...
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    32h vs 36h?

    Is there an advantage with going 32Hole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKeeney
    32h vs 36h?

    Is there an advantage with going 32Hole?
    The only one that I know of is less weight.

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    less weight, less rigidity, less strength
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