Wheelsmith AE15's for 160# rider?

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  1. FogVilleLad

    FogVilleLad New Member

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    I want to have a road wheelset built. Front wheel, 32 count, cross 3, Wheelsmith AE15's. Rear wheel, 32 count, cross 3, AE15's non-drive side & XE 14's drive side.

    Is this spoke choice too fragile for a 160 rider? Bike will be ridden often on hills, here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
     
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  2. padawan

    padawan New Member

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    Are you serious? Do you mean 160 lbs or 160 kg? Sounds like a bullet proof wheel build even for a 160 kg rider.

    If you meant 160 pounds, save yourself a little wheel weight and go 24 front and 28 rear 2x lacing front and back. A 160 pounder could use this for cyclocross!
     
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    FogVilleLad New Member

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    Thanks for the headsup. Wheel components have improved a lot more than my knowledge;-)
     
  4. John M

    John M New Member

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    Plenty strong. Whereas you could go with a lighter wheel with fewer spokes. I would just stick with the 32 that you propose. You could go with butted spokes to save a bit of weight.
     
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