I know this is a question that comes up A LOT here, so please bear with me. I need to know if a certain wheel set is strong enough for my dad. He's a bit on the heavy side and I'm afraid that the new bike i bought for him as a gift might need stronger wheels.
I bought him a bike from a seller on CL. The bike came with Gipiemme 24 spoke wheels. This pic shows the wheels in question:
My father is 5'11" and ~230lbs. He can go down to about 220lbs when he tries. The bike will be used as a road bike, going over mostly smooth road with the occasional pot hole, or rough patch. It's not a commuter, and won't be used to hop off sidewalks or other such abuse.
Are these wheels strong enough?
If not, I think These would probably do the trick with 32 spoke, right?