IAmCosmo is on the right track. There probably is no need for tandem wheels at 225 lbs. As mentioned the Neuvation M28s are solid, strong, and pretty aero. My dad rides the Neuvation R28s and he is about 215 lbs. and puts out significant power. Those wheels have never given him any trouble.
As for Rolf Prima wheels, I've had good experiences with them. I weigh about 210 lbs. and train on Rolf Prima Echelon SLs (16/20 paired spokes, 31 mm rim depth). These are strong and I've never had any issues with them. The rim on the Echelons seems to be very similar (maybe the same???) as the Rolf Prima Vigor RS, except the Vigor RS uses a lighter, slightly more elaborate hub design. In addition, I often ride Rolf Prima Vigors (14/16 paired spokes, 34 mm rim depth) during fast group rides or charity centuries and they have been great—no problems whatsoever. As for their paired spokes with recessed spoke nipples, Rolf claims that the use of paired spokes allows higher, more even tension among the spokes and less stress on the rim, while their recessed nipples means a smaller spoke hole is drilled in the rim and, again, producing less stress on the rim. Both of these, Rolf argues, help make their wheels stronger than a "traditionally" laced wheel.
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