Ok, so coming home from work today.
Long line of traffic on a 2% downhill. It's always backed up. I can usually hold 15 mph passing the cars on the shoulder. Today there's a horse trailer blocking the shoulder.
Anyway, I just can't sit in traffic when I could be rolling down hill at that.
I go off road thinking I can pass it. I crank it up hitting about 17, can't get back on pavement as there's like a 2'' ledge... Coming up fast is a huge hole, about 2 bike lengths long and about a 1 1/2 deep.
I figure I'm going down. I try and pick a line where it will hurt less...
So I go airborne twice, with a 20-ish lb pack at 17-ish.
Didn't go down and my "Wheels of the Apocalypse" didn't fold up. In fact, both still true!
This is the third time they didn't get damaged when I did something ever so dumb.
So maybe there's something to having a margin of safety, overbuilt seems worth the weight!
Good wheels are worth it...