Author Topic: Strong wheels for narrow clearance bike  (Read 1955 times)

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Offline Darenli

Strong wheels for narrow clearance bike
« on: January 12, 2023, 10:09:14 pm »
I have an old Cervelo RS and it has pretty narrow wheel clearances...max tire 25mm and a Velocity Dyad rim at 24mm outer width will not fit. So to do some light touring/bikepacking I used some some Mavic Open Pros and Dura Ace 32 hole hubs. I've ridden this hard for 10 years including a Northern Tier US crossing, numerous 2 week tours and weekend centuries. I was just doing some winter maintenance and noticed that the rear wheel was not straight and traced the issue to a fractured rear hub drive side flange on one hole. So I now need a new rear wheel. Bottomline is are there any narrow strong rims I should consider apart from Open Pros?....I know narrow and strong don't really play well together, but I thought I'd ask. I'm also considering a 36 hole White Industries M15 for the hub as I've used them before and they seem bomb proof.
What are your thoughts?