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26" wheels are stronger than 28" wheels but I think you can get 28" wheel suitable for your weight that will last. Whatever size you choose I would advise you to invest in your rear wheel instead of using stock wheel you get from the shop. Buy strong rim suitable for 36 spokes, find a reputable wheel builder in your area, and ask him to build a wheel with ...


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I've heard before that a smaller wheel is actually stronger, and this site states the following. Because a 26-inch wheel has a smaller circumference than a larger 700c wheel, the rim is structurally stronger and resists deformation from impact. Wheels that are 26 inches excelled at handling hard drop-offs and even crashes without losing their true. The ...


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Larger wheels tend to last longer, partly because they are less stressed by bumps and holes. A smaller wheel hitting the same size bump or hole gets "caught" in it more, so the impact and stress on the wheel is greater. Four other factors count also. One is larger tires. 29ers can have larger tires, which also insulate the wheel rim from impacts. The second ...


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The stronger wheel is going to be the stronger wheel. Hub, spokes, rim, and build are more important than size. I don't get the question on size? You need to buy a size that fits the bike. Everything else the same in theory the smaller size is stronger. Buy the wheel size that fits the riding you want. If you are also tall then 29" is probably a ...


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Plain-gauge (PG) spokes will break at the shoulder (where they leave the hub) due to metal fatigue at some point during the life of the wheel. Varying the tension in a PG spoke tends to vary the amount of bend at the shoulder; varying the tension in a double-butted (DB) spoke tends to vary the length of the thinner section, which is much better from a ...


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DT Swiss make a series of spokes called ProLock which incorporate a re-usable thread-lock type feature. You can build these over several days no problem and re-true them for years without trouble. It isn't blue, so that isn't what you have. The usual blue stuff is Loctite 242 which I would not personally want to use on spokes because it sets in ten minutes ...



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