Rider weight guides

Rim brake wheels

Using our own Jra hubs and the JRA Lark rim or Pacenti Forza rim with hole counts and spoke patterns to suit every rider.

Rider weight recommendations, these are guidelines and riding style, conditions and luggage should be taken into account as well the life span of the wheels being longer on a higher hole count or heavier wheels using brass nipples. Please mix and match different hole counts to suit your riding.

rider weight of up to 80kg / 12.5 stone - 20 hole front / 24 hole rear wheels, J-Bend - eg. Lark Light wheelset
rider weight of up to 85kg / 13.5 stone - 20 hole front / 24 hole rear wheels,  Straight-Pull - eg. MAP SP lite wheelset
rider weight of up to 95kg / 15 stone - 24 hole front / 28 hole rear wheels, J-Bend - eg. Lark wheelset
rider weight of up to 105kg / 16.5 stone -32 hole front / 32 hole rear wheels

 

Disk-brake wheels

Using our own Jra hubs and the JRA Map rim, Pacenti Forza disk rim or WTB KOM rims with hole counts and spoke patterns to suit every rider.

Rider weight recommendations, these are guidelines and riding style, conditions and luggage should be taken into account as well the life span of the wheels being longer on a higher hole count or heavier wheels using brass nipples. Please mix and match different hole counts to suit your riding.

rider weight of up to 80kg / 12.5 stone - 24 hole front / 24 hole rear wheels, J-Bend - eg. MAP wheelsets
rider weight of up to 85kg / 13.5 stone - 24 hole front / 24 hole rear wheels,  Straight-Pull & Centre-Lock - eg. Map straight-pull or centerlock
rider weight of up to 100kg / 16.5 stone - 28 hole front / 28 hole rear wheels, J-Bend - eg. MAP 28h
rider weight of up to 110kg / 17.5 stone - 32 hole front / 32 hole rear wheels, J-Bend - eg. MAP 32h wheelset
rider weight of up to 115kg / 18 stone - 32 hole front / 32 hole rear wheels, J-Bend - eg. Gecko wheelset

 

MTB wheels

Using our own Jra hubs and the WTB STi25, WTB Asym, NoTubes Flow, Arch and Crest rims.

There is no weight limit on the majority of builds that use 32 spokes. We would recommend riders looking at 28 hole Crest rims not weigh more than 12.5 stone and riders above 15-16 stone consider using Sapim Race spokes on any rim but Crest for additional stiffness.

rider weight of up to 80kg / 12.5 stone - any wheels including 28 hole NoTubes Crest rims
rider weight of up to 95kg / 15 stone - any wheels excluding 28 hole NoTubes Crest rims
rider weight of over 95kg / 15 stone - Consider using Sapim Race spokes on 32 hole wheels for additional stiffness.