I'm a borderline Clydesdale hovering around 195 to 200 lbs and I'm looking at buying a new bike for the spring. I've read several posts recommending that rear wheels need to have 32 spokes to avoid issues with heavier riders. Do I need to be concerned? The bikes I'm looking at are:
Cannondale Synapse 5 with Shimano RS-10 wheels (20 spoke rear;16 spoke front)
Cannondale CAAD 9 5 with the same wheel
Trek 2.1 with Bontrager SSR (24 spoke front and rear)
These bikes run in the $1500 dollar range but I'd hate to have to spend extra $$ on wheels after spending that much on a bike.