I just upgraded my MTB (hardtail, with front sus)to road components (Tiagra 52-39) and along the way had to do the wheels (old casette was 7, now 9). My old rims (Alex bottom end) were 36 hole. Unfortunately the budget only allowed for 32 hole Tioga (double wall rim). I weigh quite a bit (225) and carry a cummuting load of around 6~8kgs which includes the weight of the rack and pannier.
My question is, Am I OK with these rims or should I have gone a bit further and got some Mavic (3x the price) rims instead?
My commute is all on road but I do need to go up and down on the side walk (meaning 2~3 inch bumps)sometimes to avoid being killed by guys that just couldn't live with themselves if they don't make that next red light 30ft away