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    Weight Limit on Stans NoTubes Crest

    On Stans NoTubes website, it says the rider weight limit for the ZTR Crest is 190 lbs. I weigh 190 lbs. I want to keep my bike light and would rather not go the Arch EX route.

    I should be good on the Crests, ya?

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    depends on a lot of things but I weigh 200 and have ridden both 355s and Crests without issue... as have others in the 200-lb weight range.
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    It certainly depends. Lightweight spokes, such as DT Revs would not be a good choice at your weight. With Sapim Race or DT Competition spokes the wheels should be pretty solid for you, but the Crest rims do dent easier than heavier rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    depends on a lot of things but I weigh 200 and have ridden both 355s and Crests without issue... as have others in the 200-lb weight range.
    +1 - A stock Stan's build Crest wheel set is fine for me (195 lb in the buff) and they also work for some jolly ~220ish lb cronies who hike it off bigger drops than I do..

    I also run a set of 355's with DT triple butted spokes that have been stellar. I tend not to hit staircases and other fun trail/urban features with that wheel set however I certainly do with the Crests.
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    So, the spokes would take more of a hit than the actual rim? I don't mind replacing spokes, as long as it isnt frequent. The Rim is what concerns me.

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    Cool, thanks for the responses guys!

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    OTOH, I just removed a set of Crest rims in favor of Arch because they were so flexy.... I weigh 180ish nekkid. Wheels were built by me, properly tensioned & checked with a park tension meter to check, straight 2.0 spokes and brass nipples. put maybe 300 miles on them.

    I found a set of lightly used Arch EXs and swapped them, same spokes/nipples out of impatience (wanted to try them out before leaving on vacation). Will be re-lacing with lasers and alloy nipples to offset the weight. First ride around the yard was a night-day difference in the feel/handling of the bike. Pulled a wheelie and instantly went over backwards.

    edit: hmmm, wonder if my tension meter is reading high?
    My bike MCA kinda climbs like a billy-goat. WOO WOO!

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