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    Stan's Arch vs Flow - Who is Riding Which?

    What are you Clydes riding when it comes to Stan's wheelsets?

    I'm 240ish, the Arch gives a 230lbs limit, the Flow has a 250lbs limit.

    I'm right in between....
    Ben - Clydesdale - Type II Diabetic - 6'7", ~278lbs in 09/2011 - A1C 9.4%, ~228lbs in 07/2012 - A1C 5.6%, ~240lbs in 05/2013

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    have ridden both....I am 225 but closer to 235 with all my stuff on. Arch's have held up just fine for me and I pound them pretty hard. If you are over 230 though you could be considerably more with water/kit etc. The flows are awesome too....probably a better choice for someone of your stature. Of course this is all just opinion.

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    Currently in the neighborhood of 270 lbs and riding Flows. The same set for the past three years.

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    You could keep shedding the pounds and be under the weight recommendation for the Arches but I think it also comes down to the type of riding do you do most and the bike are these going on. I weight about 235 geared up but chose the Flows more because of my ride style and the trails I ride most.
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    How's your riding style and the terrain you regularly ride?
    Go with Flows and give yourself some safety margin.
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    I chose Flow for the reason others have given. I'm 220lb, but I'm on rigid with a lot of air time. I would rather have stronger wheels than lighter wheels.
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    I will go with arches, I am 230, I prefer xc style riding and normal trail riding... long walks on the beach and candle light dinners.

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    Read the 30 other threads on herd...flows!

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    Thank you all for your responses.
    Ben - Clydesdale - Type II Diabetic - 6'7", ~278lbs in 09/2011 - A1C 9.4%, ~228lbs in 07/2012 - A1C 5.6%, ~240lbs in 05/2013

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    260lbs here using flow the strongest rim I've ever use

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    +1 for Flows
    Where's the gas pedal on this thing?

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