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You should have Bontrager recommend a shop for you to have the wheels refurbished. They require higher tension than normal wheels, and there is a special stress relieving fixture made to service Bontrager wheels.
They are racing wheels, not commuting wheels. They're not particularly durable racing wheels either, as paired spoking serves no purpose other than to look "good," if you like that sort of thing. It leaves huge arcs of rim unsupported, and requires the rim to be heavier and spoke tensions to be much higher to compensate.
Yeah, at your weight, I'd advise a 32h front, and 36h rear, in any aero profile rim. Velocity Aerohead (OC rear) would be good, Fusion better, and Deep-V the best for durability. They won't slow you down any (I race with 32/36h Deep Vs).