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Needing some new wheels for my Fuel EX. I went with I9 Grades in the past, and liked them, but have an opportunity of getting a sweet deal on Bontrager Line Pro / Kovee Pro wheels. These are carbon wheels with no weight limit. I'm 270-275, and not a really aggressive rider. Do you think carbon wheels would hold up?
 

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Built up some carbon nexties with asymmetrical rim.

32 spokes, brass nipples, dt 350 hubs. 1700g and rated for 160kg or 350lbs.

Im 250 and have road them almost 3 years now. All spokes are tight, run straight. I dont to jumps and drops but i slam the hell out of them in rock gardens.


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Needing some new wheels for my Fuel EX. I went with I9 Grades in the past, and liked them, but have an opportunity of getting a sweet deal on Bontrager Line Pro / Kovee Pro wheels. These are carbon wheels with no weight limit. I'm 270-275, and not a really aggressive rider. Do you think carbon wheels would hold up?
Are you buying them new? From a dealer?

If not, I'd pass.

If so, I'd have a very direct conversation with them -- with an owner or manager, preferably -- about expectations, warranty, etc... before proceeding.
 

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I'm ordering a set of SC Reserves. The SC factory guys came through in June. I test rode, I spoke with them, I weight ~250-260. SC had ZERO issues in recommending their wheels to me. My only concern are the hubs. The only hubset which has worked flawless for me are Kings with a steel (tandem) freehub body and DH through axle.

However, the DT350 hubs are promising. I have been using the DT350 on my Fatboy for 2 years and only blown it apart once.

Guys-if you know of issues with carbon rims, don't beat around the bush. Please be direct. What questions should we ask the manufacturers? Just having a direct conversation is not going to get a factory rep to spill the beans.
 

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ask the manufacturers if they xray or ultrasound every rim, checking for defects/voids
 
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