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Offline George Mc

Velocity Fusion wheels
« on: January 31, 2012, 06:42:02 pm »
 weigh 195# my touring bike weighs 30#. If I carry a load of say 40#., would the Velocity Fusion wheels be good enough for 265#. I have a disk brake 3/32 on the front and back. Thanks for any replies.

Offline waynemyer

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Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 07:21:52 pm »
I use the Velocity Aerohead extensively, which is supposed to be a less durable wheel that the fusion. My masses are approximately equivalent to yours (180 to 195 pounds, 42 pound bicycle, and 30 to 40 pound loads). My wheels are 32h, 3x, DB spokes. I have no issues with these rims. I am quite unkind to these wheels. On one of my bikes, I ride down stairs, jump off curbs, hop over potholes.

I think you'll be just fine, as long as the wheelbuilder knows your intended use and keeps the tension high. On my Aerohead wheels, I run the tension near the stated maximum (140kgf). Bulletproof.
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Offline George Mc

Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 07:35:05 pm »
Thanks for the reply Wayne.

Do you have to put those verifcation numbers in everytime you post?

Offline DaveB

Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 07:43:29 pm »
The Fusion should be fine as long as you avoid the low spoke count (18, 20, 24 etc.) versions.  Go with the 32H or even 36H laced 3X and they should hold up well. 

Offline George Mc

Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 07:47:26 pm »
Thanks Dave, I can live in peace now. :)

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Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 09:07:07 pm »
Do you have to put those verifcation numbers in everytime you post?
Verification numbers?
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Offline George Mc

Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 09:11:41 pm »
I guess I only had to do that with my first 2 post, for some unknown reason. I didn't have to do it on my last post.

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Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 09:28:43 pm »
I guess I only had to do that with my first 2 post, for some unknown reason. I didn't have to do it on my last post.

George is referring to the CAPTCHA that we now require on registration and the first two posts of each member. Intended as a deterrent to spammers, it has been quite effective. A few still take the time to register, but rarely does one go further. Even with the automated help, keeping our forum free of spammers requires daily attention from your moderators.

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Offline George Mc

Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 09:45:51 pm »
Thanks for clearing that up Fred, have a good one.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Velocity Fusion wheels
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 10:20:10 pm »
I weigh 195#, have close to 20,000 miles on my 32 spoke Fusions and they are still true as can be. I tour with them but with a BOB not panniers. I also run 700/32 when touring, 25's the rest of the time. Larger tires help with heavier riders.