As i research more on ride quality/performance etc, i realize how much farther the worm hole goes. I understand that tire/rim choice can make a HUGE difference on the comfort of a ride over longer distances etc. But how does one identify such characteristics without having to spend $$$$$ riding each set of wheels 40+ miles? Obviously extreme example is going to be some 50mm aero rims vs some Mavic Aksiums the aksiums are going to ride 'smoother' (less harsh).
How do i go about choosing a comfort and performance set of wheels for different types of rides