I'm looking to get some inexpensive commuter wheels for my bike, a Felt SRD72 (I use it for commuting, and including my bag I'm putting about a 200-lbs load on it, on some pretty patchy streets). I asked about it at a Felt dealer in my neighborhood, and they recommended the SUN CR-18, which seem alright, but there are a couple potential hangups:
So, I want to know if the narrower tires would put me at risk for pinch flats, and whether these wheels are even compatible with my cassette. And if anybody can recommend a better wheelset these purposes in the range of $150-200, that would be awesome.
- first, I currently have 700x23c tires, which are below the recommended width for an 18mm rim
- second, I have a 10-speed cassette, and the CR-18 is apaprently designed for an 8-9 speed