So, the 36h Velocity DeepV is up and running successfully on my primary rear and has several hundred km on it already.
However, the 32h DT Swiss 585's I ordered from Chain Reaction Cycles in Ireland still aren't in stock and it appears they won't be for some time. So, I'm looking to order from elsewhere. I ordered from them, because I could get free shipping to NZ. If ordering from the States I need someone willing to ship here for reasonable rates. Or, I have to have them sent to my Uncle and him forward them to me, at somewhat high cost. The local shops basically base their pricing on the cost of purchasing a single rim abroad and having it shipped to NZ. So, you're usually looking at roughly $200/rim.
The fact that I'm reordering, has caused me to re-evaluate what I may want. I'm thinking about 23-24mm wide rims. On that list and available in 32h are:
HED Belgium C2
Various Velocity rims, A23, Dyad, Synergy, Chucker
DT Swiss TK540
I've ruled out Mavic's, just 'cause I want to try something else.
I really seem to like welded joints. Which leads me toward the HED's or DT's.
The ultimate plan is that these would be my primary training wheels. The current 36h ultegra hubs become backups. And, then there would be a set of "event" wheels that are yet to be determined. I would like to be able to switch between wheels without constantly needing to adjust brakes. If I went with 23-24mm training wheels, what would my options be for "event" wheels without spending a fortune? I wish Zipp did the 101's in a higher spoke count. They seem like they would be a good alternative to something like a Mavic Ksyrium Elite. I could build A23's into reasonably light set, but, how light and still maintain durability for a 235-250lbs clyde? Or, a second set of C2's in a reduced spoke count. But, how strong are the C2 rims?
Yes, I agonize over this stuff. At least I'm usually happy with my acquisitions.