My current situation: I'm 6'1, 240lbs (maybe a little lighter now actually). I have a Specialized Allez Steel (the latest before they discontinued, so I think it's a 2010). I use it for my daily commute (just under 10 miles each way, hills and bridges). It's all stock (16 speed, Alex rims, etc., dt shifters, nothing fancy).
My plight: I don't ride or own a fixie but I like the way the deeper rims look, whenever I look for where to buy them, it says they are for fixies/single-speeds only.
My limited insight: I understand that the deeper rims/wheelsets tend to be heavier and this may discourage it for a roadie (which I do not consider myself by any means), but I hear they are also pretty strong, which interests me. I also understand some rims don't have a braking surface, which I would obviously need.
My question(s): Is there something I'm missing, or would I be able to, with the right hubs, get a set made for my geared bike? Why isn't this done more often?
I look to the collective wisdom of the forum.