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Noob Post: Wheel upgrade situation.
Salutations my fellow Clydesdales and Athenas,
So after extensive research on this forum. I have a few questions. My current wheel set is the Alex Rims DA22
I weigh 210 lbs. And so far these wheels have held up but I'm constantly in fear that they will break and I will eat pavement. I've read online reviews (not that they're 100% credible) that they're crap for heavy riders but my LBS (took me a while to figure this acronym out) has told me they're fine...
I'm looking to upgrade, spending in some where around $300-400. From what i've gathered, the Mavic Open Pro with either 105/ultregra/Dura-ace are good start.
I'm almost certain i'm going to go with the Mavic Open Pro setup with either 105/ultregra/Dura-ace setups. Probably with a 32 spoke.
So my question is this: Should i get the 36 spokes? Apparently, the more spokes the stronger and lighter? I kind of like the look of less spokes. If i can get a wheelset with less spokes i will. Do i have any other choices? I just want a second/third/fourth opinion.
OR...Am I okay to not spend anything?
PS - I've had to replace my tube a few times already and I don't ride that much...is it because i'm too fat or is there not enough air? or both?
Please and Thank You