Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: Firefly custom Road, Ira Ryan custom road bike, Ira Ryan custom fixed gear
The feel is not just a factor of weight. In fact, a heavier wheel with a livelier build (especially spokes and rims) can feel better than a lighter, "deader" wheel.
I rode deep-Vs for years, with solid builds (ultegra hubs, double-butted spokes), but they didn't feel like much. I now have three sets of wheels -- H Plu Son Archetypes on high-flange DA track hubs, Ambrosio FCS28s with R45 hubs and bladed spokes, and DA hubs with DT RR585s. All 32 or 36, all rock-solid. And all feel lighter, faster and much more lively than the deep Vs.