New Wheelset

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New Wheelset

Postby Bloomers24 » Sun May 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Wondering if anyone has suggestions on a set of wheels that will support a 100kg rider.
I don't want to pay the earth for them but need to pay what they are worth.
The Wheelset I currently have Mavic Cosmic Elite's are a bit unstable - start to speed wobble on fast downhills.
Thanks

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Re: New Wheelset

Postby Derny Driver » Sun May 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Bloomers24 wrote:The Wheelset I currently have Mavic Cosmic Elite's are a bit unstable - start to speed wobble on fast downhills.
Thanks

Speed wobble is not caused by wheels. It is caused by the frame.
Google "what causes speed wobble on a bicycle"

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Re: New Wheelset

Postby foo on patrol » Sun May 13, 2018 7:50 pm

What DD said! :wink:

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Re: New Wheelset

Postby RobertL » Mon May 14, 2018 11:14 am

Lots of wheels will support a 100kg rider. Most wheels have a weight limit that you can find online.

Specific ones that I know about include:

* all Campagnolo or Fulcrum alloy wheels are rated to a 109kg rider, and they have a range of models at different prices.

* I put a Shimano R500 rear wheel on my commuter because the original wasn't up to it. It's doing fine, with me (98kg) plus several kgs of commuting gear on rack and panniers.

* I priced some Lightweight Mielensteins the other day (as a bit of a joke). $5999 for a wheelset from Pushys, 1100g total weight and they are rated to 120kg "system weight". Wow!
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Re: New Wheelset

Postby SheikYerbouti » Mon May 14, 2018 1:09 pm

I'm 92kg and have Campy Zondas and they're great.

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Re: New Wheelset

Postby biker jk » Mon May 14, 2018 1:21 pm

RobertL wrote:Lots of wheels will support a 100kg rider. Most wheels have a weight limit that you can find online.

Specific ones that I know about include:

* all Campagnolo or Fulcrum alloy wheels are rated to a 109kg rider, and they have a range of models at different prices.

* I put a Shimano R500 rear wheel on my commuter because the original wasn't up to it. It's doing fine, with me (98kg) plus several kgs of commuting gear on rack and panniers.

* I priced some Lightweight Mielensteins the other day (as a bit of a joke). $5999 for a wheelset from Pushys, 1100g total weight and they are rated to 120kg "system weight". Wow!


True but Campagnolo/Fulcrum also say that riders 82kg and over "... must be especially vigilant and have your bicycle inspected more frequently (than someone weighing less than 82 kg/180 lbs)." Around 80kg is also the weight that some wheel builders suggest a "stallion" build.

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Re: New Wheelset

Postby RobertL » Mon May 14, 2018 2:40 pm

SheikYerbouti wrote:I'm 92kg and have Campy Zondas and they're great.


I put some on my bike a week ago. So far, so good!
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Re: New Wheelset

Postby RobertL » Mon May 14, 2018 2:41 pm

biker jk wrote:
RobertL wrote:Lots of wheels will support a 100kg rider. Most wheels have a weight limit that you can find online.

Specific ones that I know about include:

* all Campagnolo or Fulcrum alloy wheels are rated to a 109kg rider, and they have a range of models at different prices.

* I put a Shimano R500 rear wheel on my commuter because the original wasn't up to it. It's doing fine, with me (98kg) plus several kgs of commuting gear on rack and panniers.

* I priced some Lightweight Mielensteins the other day (as a bit of a joke). $5999 for a wheelset from Pushys, 1100g total weight and they are rated to 120kg "system weight". Wow!


True but Campagnolo/Fulcrum also say that riders 82kg and over "... must be especially vigilant and have your bicycle inspected more frequently (than someone weighing less than 82 kg/180 lbs)." Around 80kg is also the weight that some wheel builders suggest a "stallion" build.


Mielensteins it is, then!! Just to be on the safe side :wink:
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Re: New Wheelset

Postby mogwaiboi » Mon May 14, 2018 6:57 pm

These are worth a look, I just put the disc version on my CX. They support up to 115kg

https://www.huntbikewheels.com/collecti ... eep-22wide
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Re: New Wheelset

Postby TheWall » Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 pm

RobertL wrote:
SheikYerbouti wrote:I'm 92kg and have Campy Zondas and they're great.


I put some on my bike a week ago. So far, so good!


Another vote here...my Zondas took me from 110kg to 95 over 2 years and about 20k of riding. I reckon they look pretty good too.

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Re: New Wheelset

Postby Thoglette » Tue May 15, 2018 2:20 pm

Bloomers24 wrote:Wondering if anyone has suggestions on a set of wheels that will support a 100kg rider.
I don't want to pay the earth for them but need to pay what they are worth.
The Wheelset I currently have Mavic Cosmic Elite's are a bit unstable - start to speed wobble on fast downhills.

If your bike+two bidons weighs less than 20kg, you might like Mavic Cosmic Elites
Mavic wrote:For a longer longevity of the wheel, Mavic recommends that the total weight supported by the wheels don't exceed 120kg, bike included

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Re: New Wheelset

Postby donnaeastman » Tue May 15, 2018 2:58 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
Bloomers24 wrote:The Wheelset I currently have Mavic Cosmic Elite's are a bit unstable - start to speed wobble on fast downhills.
Thanks

Speed wobble is not caused by wheels. It is caused by the frame.
Google "what causes speed wobble on a bicycle"

Yes I agree! It is caused by the frames.

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