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  1. #1
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    May 2007

    Wink UBER-Clyde with a Kona Jake

    Hello Community,

    I am back in the saddle with another noob question.

    I recently purchased (and did not receive yet) a Kona Jake and have a question on the rims.

    Do I have to replace the thin rims and tires because of my 315lbs of body weight?

    Can I get away with purchasing better tires and keeping the factory rims?

    I would like to work this bike up to be my commuter and this entails a 35+ ride per day round-trip.

    I did not post this in the cyclocross forum because I need advice from fellow Heavy weight riders.

    Thank you Everyone!


  2. #2
    too fat to care!
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    Dec 2004
    I am also an uber-clyde (yes my name is Cochese and i'm tubby) I wouldn't see why the stock rims and tyres wouldn't hold up succesfully.

    Had stock rims on my 2003 Cinder Cone since I got it and only broke 1 spoke in that time

  3. #3
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    Nov 2005
    I have had a Jake since they first came out, 99 or 2000, and have put many miles on it. Currently I weigh 325 and have never had a problem with the wheels. I have had to have them respoked this year, but that is normal wear. Both rims are 32 spoke. Of all of my bikes this one is my favorite. Enjoy.

  4. #4
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    Reputation: jeffj's Avatar
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    Jan 2004
    You should be fine with cross or hybrid type tires like 35 or 38, or if you want road tires go for some 25 or 28.

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