I just bought a Specialized AWOL touring bike and the stock wheel gave on the first ride. LBS is going to try and get credit from Specialized to put towards a new wheelset. They are suggesting a put MTB wheels on the bike. Stan's 32 spoke MTB wheels or Roam 24/28 bladed MTB wheels. The bike has disc brakes on it.
I'm assuming they will give me a better deal on those wheelsets because they have them in stock, but I don't know much about either one. They seem to think the bladed lower spoke Roam's would be stronger than the Stan's 32 spoke, triple cross MTB wheels.
Are their recommendations logical or should I spend some extra coin and buy a set of wheels elsewhere? If so, what?
For some background info, I'm around 275lbs. I typically ride on a road bike with a set of DT Swiss RR440 rims with DT Revolution 2.0/1.5 double butted spokes with alloy nipples. This setup is fine for me on a 19 lbs carbon fiber bike. So 275 + 19 on those wheels & 25mm tires = no problem.
This AWOL probably weighs around 25 lbs as it sits. I'm planning on added front and rear racks to it with bags. I'm guessing loaded it will add another 30 lbs to the bike and that is likely overestimating. I suspect it will come in lighter than that. I plan on running 28mm Specialized Armadillo Elites on it when I do my light touring. So 275 + 25 + 30 on 28mm tires = what wheels?