I'm 225lbs right now and was 230+ when I bought my BD bike with Vuelta Superlites. They have held up quite nicely through my learning curve...lol . I've put them through the ringer and they've kept on ticking. Even broke my rear mech a few weeks ago, and half of it ended up in the wheel. Replaced 4 spokes and trued and good as new!! Bought a back up pair labeled MTB with 32 hole. Real nice looking wheel that's well worth the money spent. I don't know if QC is an issue but mine are keepers!!