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    Stans Alpha 340 Disc & clydesdales

    Are there any clydes out there using Stans Alpha 340 Disc wheelset? Stans say these have a weight limit of 200lbs. I'm 225 w/o gear. Should I just go for the Alpha 400s?
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    Stan's along with all Manufacturers, give weight limits as a guide to cover safety margins within the products intended end use. In this case, rough work over rocks, roots and whatever. If you intend to use them solely for road work on a mirror smooth surface, Yes. Otherwise, if you are a genuine smooth, light on your feet sort of rider, OK. But otherwise, heed the restriction. I have repaired or replaced many wheels over the years for riders who simply go over sensible limits. If you're big, you need heavier duty, so go 400s and save yourself the grief, 340s are for fly-weights.

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    Thanks Eric - I'm definately not light on my feet . . .
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    Stans Alpha 340 Disc & clydesdales

    Go for the 400

    Think of it as a 340 EX

    Like the Arch EX, Flow EX, etc


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    I'm 235 and have the 340's/32 hole/non disc on my road bike, geared cx bike and ss cx bike. 2 years on road, gravel, crushed limestone and mtb trails no issues.

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    Which Alpha 340's? The three models each have a different weight limit. 190 for the Pro's, 230 for the Team and 250 for the Comp.
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    Teams on the road and cx bike. Handbuilt w/Paul ss hubs on the ss cx bike.

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    i was considering stan's rims for CX this season. the weight limits made me switch to the new easton set. only downside is that a lot of the tires i want to ride are unproven on the eastons. i'll be most likely running captains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Which Alpha 340's? The three models each have a different weight limit. 190 for the Pro's, 230 for the Team and 250 for the Comp.
    They were the 24/28 spoke 340 Disc, but I've gotten rid of them and am using my MTB wheelset for the time being.
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