Alex Z1000 rims - blessed by God
At first I thought the ultra-low-grade Alex Z-1000/generic spoke wheels that came on my Crossroads were not going to hold up very well...After having them for a year, they're probably the most reliable wheels anyone could ask for.
I'm well over 200 lbs
Wheels regularly hop curbs, hit pot holes, and the front comes down from wheelies many times each ride
Wheels ridden at least once a week for past year and a half, also during rainy season
One rear spoke was broken (from abuse) and professionally replaced
Abused- I nearly never clean them, never true them until they're completely out of whack (which almost never happens), and sometimes whack the spokes on solid objects
Final proof: someone "doored" me with a car door recently, I avoided it but forgot the front alex rim I had tied to my bag which caught the door and pulled the door the wrong way! After getting home, I thought the rim, spokes or both were destroyed. Not only was nothing broken or dented, but the wheel was still true. You can't ask for a more solid wheel. Put a cloth rim strip in it and it'll work without complaints.