I don't doubt what you are saying, but I think that is a pretty rare occurrence. And for the record, I've seen reports of Edge rims coming apart too (the real Edge rims, not the Token like knock-offs). I'm sure it is rare for them too, just sayin'.Zen Cyclery said:Thats funny because i was on a group ride with a guy today who was on some Carbone SLRs and he cracked the rim hitting a pothole on the ride. He did not crater into it and he weighs 160lbs. Even I would have expected those wheels to hold up to a hit like that. So unless the roads are perfect where you live I would push for a stronger wheel. Cracking rims sucks and Mavic commits highway robbery on crash replacements.
+1. The Edge suggestion is just too pricey. The Carbone SL SSC and the SLR is a battle tested essentially no weight limit wheel. I don't doubt riders have damaged them, and yes Mavic's MP3 program isn't too good when needed, but that being said, reports of destroyed Carbones are few and far between.gibson00 said:Disagree.
I think the Cosmic Carbones would be perfect for him. And they are cheaper than the other suggestions.