I am getting tired of popping spokes, and never having true wheels. I want to get some new wheels, and wondering if anyone has any specific suggestions for strong wheels. I don't care about weight or aerodynamics. I am currently 266 (down from 288 in June).
I was looking at buying some wheels at bicyclewheelwarehouse. I've read enough info about the site in other threads, so I won't ask for reviews. They have a few options for wheels that are marked as super strong for heavy riders (DT Swiss RR1.2, Mavic A319, and a few house brand wheels). I may go with them, but if I do I have to choose my hubs/spokes/nipples. I am wondering if there is any difference in strength between 105 and Ultegra hubs, and if I should go with alloy or brass nips? Also, do I need to take anything special into consideration with spokes?
They have 1 set of wheels with a 36 spoke option, and I'm wondering if this is inherently more strong than 32 spokes, or if it comes down to the wheel more than anything.
If anyone has any suggestions on a different wheel set/build that I can ride without problems please post them.
And, I know this is a super broad topic, but if any heavy riders have any general advice about wheel maintenance/durability, please let me know.