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steel515 said:
Strengthwise, which is better for heavier riders? What model of rim does krysium use? I'm looking for a front wheel.
You don't say how heavy. You don't say which model of Ksyrium. That said, Kysriums offer mostly bling over a hand built wheel, and that bling can cost a few $100, depending on which model you're talking about. Front wheels don't usually cause problems, though the Ksyriums in general are known to be rather flexy laterally, so if you're heavy and bank your corners hard, that may be an issue. Ksyriums use Ksyrium rims, which is why, of course, that you'd be willing to shell out that extra money to buy a wheel - because it has proprietary "magic" parts that you can't buy on the open market.

It's very hard to make the performance case for any factory built wheel over a quality build with quality components.
 

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steel515 said:
Strengthwise, which is better for heavier riders? What model of rim does krysium use? I'm looking for a front wheel.
What these guys already said. OP wheels - rebuildable with $70 rims and $0.75 spokes. Ksyrium? If you have to ask......................:rolleyes:

Strength? 36h OPs will support almost anything. 32h will support well over 200lbs.
 
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