I asked this question over in the commuting forum but I think I got too wordy so I didn't get many replies. Basically, I'm thinking of using only my road bike for commuting but getting a separate wheelset, one strong one for commuting and one lighter one for group rides, hill climbing, etc. I current wheelset is a Veulta XRP Pro. I'm just wondering if this one should be the fast wheels or strong wheels?
The wheels are aero spokes and rims with 24 spokes. I just weighed the front wheel though and it's kind of heavy at 920 grams (w/o tire, tube, or skewer). It's handled a front wheel gripping crash fine so far, so I'm leaning towards having it be my commuting wheelset.
I weigh around 187 lbs, used to be around 230 lbs, so I'm either a Clyde emeritus or I meet the over 6 foot criteria (I'm 6'5"). Maybe with lunch and clothes I'd tip the scales at over 200 lbs though.