I trashed the wheels on my hybrid bike playing bike polo, so I'm replacing them. Actually, I found out that a bike shop in St. Louis has a wheel building clinic, so I've decided to build my own. So you know, I use this bike as a commuter, and at 285 lbs, the wheels have to be super tough.
I think I'm going to go with the following components:
- Alex Adventurer 36-spoke rims
- 14 ga. straight-gauge spokes
- Shimano XT hubs
What do you all think about that? I'm trying not to break the bank on these wheels, but I don't want to have to replace them again in a few thousand miles. Any advice is very welcome!