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A touring wheel that can carry heavy load
« on: July 01, 2011, 02:38:38 PM »
Well, I seem to be carrying rather a lot just above the belt and in my panniers. So my double eyeleted Mavic (A319) 36 hole rims are cracking (again).

So I need to build a new wheel that can carry me, and more.

I hear that tandem wheels with 48 spokes are the way to go. What do you recommend? It should be able to take a 9 speed cassette, 700c, 135mm axle spacing and take 35-40mm tyres.

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Re: A touring wheel that can carry heavy load
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 01:00:42 AM »
With Rohloff and 32 spokes I have no problems. And I carry 40 kgs  plus my bike plus me. My bke is 75kgs!!!
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Re: A touring wheel that can carry heavy load
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 05:27:55 AM »
We use a Velocity Dyad rim (made in Oz) and use Dt swiss spoke Alpine III.

  I rebuilt my own but have had trouble. At one time I had 6 totatally loose spoke and the rim was straight even thoughI weigh in at 82KG and carry about 24KG total.

  The rim is 700mm and rated for tandems and wheelchairs.
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Re: A touring wheel that can carry heavy load
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 07:14:56 AM »
I went for a wheel built by " http://www.harryrowland.info/ " , since his name kept popping up on UK forums and was talked about by cyclist/tourers from the UK as a bombproof touring wheel builder.

The new rear wheel is built up with a Shimano LX hub and a Rigida Sputnik rim. Only done a few hundred miles on them but it does look like the bees knees and that it will last a long time.

I will keep you posted on how to goes as we cycle from Ushuaia to New York next year.



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Re: A touring wheel that can carry heavy load
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 11:00:45 AM »
Mavic 721's w/ 36 spoke Chris King hubs never even had the thought of an issue with these wheels.

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Re: A touring wheel that can carry heavy load
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 01:52:42 PM »

Mavic 721's w/ 36 spoke Chris King hubs never even had the thought of an issue with wheels.


They never let me down.
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