Rims for heavier riders

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12/19/2019 10:58 AM

34 getting back into riding... Quite a bit heavier than before. What are good rims for riders 200 lbs plus

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12/19/2019 11:03 AM

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12/19/2019 11:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/19/2019 11:20 AM

Most modern welded aftermarket rims will probably do you fine...

I've been riding the same Odyssey Hazard Lite rim in the back since 2005. It's not like I've rode it everyday since then, but I've definitely done a lot of hops and drops to flat since then and now (during that time I weighed anywhere from 200-265lbs).

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12/19/2019 11:22 AM

I sure appreciate it guys... Thinking about our buying a new bike early next year... Any advice on what would be good round 500. And what's with all the brakeless stuff now days???

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12/19/2019 11:32 AM

G-Sport Ribcages over anything else. I'm about 220lbs and I've been on the same set for the past 4 years and never had an issue. For a long time, they've pretty much been the standard that all other rims are judged against.

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12/19/2019 12:18 PM

As said above, quite a bit of rims nowadays will hold up well, I'd definitely say go for double-wall rims. Stay away from any rims that taper to a point such as the Alienation Deviant or Skylark as those are typically weaker and are front-wheel specific.

As far as the brakeless craze, it's blown up in modern-day BMX riding. Maybe because more people are beginning to prefer the simplicity and style, maybe because most don't wanna deal with setup/maintenance, and maybe the younger crowd looks up to their favorite riders who are all brakeless.

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12/19/2019 12:42 PM

alex triple wall 48h rims

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12/19/2019 1:04 PM

I'm 110kg 240lbs and I ride Sun Rhyno Lites XL's not 1 issue in my years using them, they are seriously an under rated rim and can take some abuse, they are also on the lighter end of the spectrum, Plus the eyelets are very nice and the machined sidewalls are way better for braking then non. I don't think I'll ever get another rim over these and I've had heaps of different rims/brands throughout.

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12/19/2019 1:05 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

alex triple wall 48h rims

That's overkill man. I know I used to have them.

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12/19/2019 1:07 PM

Bryan91 wrote:

Most modern welded aftermarket rims will probably do you fine...

I've been riding the same Odyssey Hazard Lite rim in the back since 2005. It's not like I've rode it everyday since then, but I've definitely done a lot of hops and drops to flat since then and now (during that time I weighed anywhere from 200-265lbs).

I just don't like the higher walls makes installing tyres a bitch on and off.

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12/19/2019 1:08 PM

SPL02 wrote:

I sure appreciate it guys... Thinking about our buying a new bike early next year... Any advice on what would be good round 500. And what's with all the brakeless stuff now days???

They're all cringe man that's all it is really.

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12/20/2019 6:38 AM

pretty much any double wall rim will be fine. when i picked back bmx i was 285. i run the total spitfire rims with double butteed spokes and i do backflips etc. ive since dropped to 250 and they still are straight.. i break spokes every once in a while. mainly because i grind without hubguards so the spokes get a little weaker. but i keep my wheels true and perfectly straight since i run brakes.

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12/20/2019 6:40 AM

also... seems like todays standards.. a 500 complete wont get you what it would 10 years ago. when you could buy a full chromo frame/fork/bar and double walled bike for 500. we bought my GF a wethepeople Justice for 500... came with a chromo frame and single walls and 165 cranks with pinch bolts.. not tubular..

we have since upgraded pretty much her whole bike... i think she still has her bars,stem and seat lol.

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12/20/2019 8:53 AM

Cellmember wrote:

I'm 110kg 240lbs and I ride Sun Rhyno Lites XL's not 1 issue in my years using them, they are seriously an under rated rim and can take some abuse, they are also on the lighter end of the spectrum, Plus the eyelets are very nice and the machined sidewalls are way better for braking then non. I don't think I'll ever get another rim over these and I've had heaps of different rims/brands throughout.

Ive seen rhyno lites be rode by someone 230+lbs riding street and park no problem he ain't lyin

And ive also rode then before no real issues although i am lighter weight but more heavy on street riding and not always landing the smoothest lol

But if you are truly worried about having the strongest rims you can’t go wrong with the gsport ribcage rims, a couple years back i ran into a telephone pole going close to 30mph and it didn’t do shit to my front wheel

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12/26/2019 8:23 AM

At my heaviest I was nearly 300lbs. I have Demolition Zero rims and they are FANTASTIC. Never had an issue.

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