My first time with Stan's was with a set of Iron Cross Team's. Much to my dismay, they were a bit weak for me. Soaking wet, I am roughly 165lbs. I was contemplating on getting a 29er set of wheels for my cross bike, but then someone on the Stan's board mentioned the 400's with their 250lbs weight limit. So here we are, round two!
I've got about 600 miles (300 or so of those are from pure singletrack)on them so far and they are holding up nicely. The only thing I am not super jazzed about is their specific Alpha rim strip I had to get for them. If you're running road tires, you won't need them, but if you're running low pressure cross tires, you NEED them. Without them, you can suffer a nasty blowout/rolloff. Ack! No bueno!The strip itself is similar to Stan's other strips, but for what ever reason, even though its for the Alpha specifically, it doesn't sit well when you mount the tire. It tends to hang over the rim when the tire is on. Evidently, this is normal according to Stan's. It's not that pretty, but it gets the job done. After the upcoming season, I'll see how everything holds up and re-evaluate.