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Clydesdale Wheels

Postby LOW2000 » October 3rd, 2013, 1:18 pm

I'd like to learn a little more about the pros and cons and necessity of clydesdale wheels. I am usually around 200lbs @ 6'4". I've been as low as 180 for a race, and sometimes during CrossFit and strength training will be up to maybe 206-210.

Are the additional spokes on the clydes build purely for weight support, or do they also increase lateral and rotational stiffness of the wheel for better power transmission for those of us with the ability to put lots of power down?

If you're borderline between the 2 weights, should you err on the side of the stronger wheel or is there enough of a margin built into the standard wheel to accomodate?

Will the clydes wheel make for a more uncomfortable/buzzy/stiff ride experience?
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Re: Clydesdale Wheels

Postby Chris Thornham » October 4th, 2013, 7:15 pm

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Re: Clydesdale Wheels

Postby LOW2000 » October 5th, 2013, 7:49 pm

Thanks for taking the time Chris, that definitely helps me buy the wheel that is right for me.
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Re: Clydesdale Wheels

Postby Chris Thornham » October 6th, 2013, 5:41 pm

You are very welcome.

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