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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:05 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:25 am
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Location: Shrewsbury
Hi
I'm usually loitering on the road bike area but have a question to do with some Alienation Ankle biter, 20x 1 1/8" 451 rims I've bought.

I'm building a folding bike for commuting and light road touring. The Alienation rims apparently have a max rider weight of about 50kgs, as it is designed for youth BMX racing. I am presuming that this race style puts tremendous strain on the rim. As I am just road biking I am hoping that this weight limit is less relevant to the heavier commuter like me.

Anyone got any experience of these wheels in use by heavier users?

Cheers guys
Jon


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:53 am
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Location: Doncaster
I would say 50kg is the limit and no more. Both my lads race on Anklebiters. They are used on Mini racebikes for 6 to 8 year olds. They don't put a lot of pressure on the rims as most cannot jump or manual.
My advice would be not to use them.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:39 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:25 am
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Location: Shrewsbury
Interesting comment, cheers. Having looked at them though they are better built than other 36 hole rims with no limit. I had heard that it was more to do with thoe light alloy axles that the rims are built on to.

I've not actually seen an official reference to a weig limit either on alienation website, nor on the labelling on the rim.


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