so I picked up an '06 giant TCR2 road bike a little while back with plans of stealing parts for an eventual road bike build... untill I can buy my desired frame I intend on using it but it has an odd ball low spoke wheelset that I don't trust, so for it to be rideable those will need to be replaced (and will move to the next frameset I build up... there are a few options I could go with.
first i'm just over 300#... and will be running 25 or 28c tires (largest the frame will fit) but these will move to the next frame and will run 28 or 32 (again the largest the frame will fit), this will be a fair weather bike used mostly for quicker group rides.
so the wheelsets I'm looking at are these
Vuelta Corsa HD - 36h, inexpensive, and appear to hold up well for heavy guys but they are heavy and no name hubs... http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...72_-1___202478
the other wheels are all Velomine wheels on ebay with Shimano hubs.
options we've got based on my budget are...
Velocity A23 32h 105hubs http://www.ebay.com/itm/271235735902...84.m1423.l2649
mavic open pro 36h 105 hubs http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-105-...item4d0e2ace40
velocity deep V 32h 105 hubs
I'm leaning towards the a23 for the wider rim... on my MTB i run wide rims (and now on the surly disc trucker)... 28mm wide rims on 32c tires gives a wide 32c... a true 25c tire is almost 28mm wide on the 23mm rims from what i've researched.
the deep V is an obvious choice for it's strength...
I question the strenght of the mavic open pro rim... but it has 36h going for it.
the a23 seems like a decent compromise of strength, weight and width
the nashbar wheel is the most inexpensive option of the bunch but I question it's quality even more then these other wheels... but I could splurge a little bit on better tires if I got these
so please give me your thoughts...