Okay, change number 75 for wheel setup, to not go with road tubeless at this time. Some of the primary reasons I considered going with the Shimano 7801-SL:
* It's part of the Dura-Ace gruppo ... since I'm getting the 7800 series.
* Although it's not a superlight wheelset, both wheels are light in the rim-aspect where it counts the most ... because of spoke nipples mounted at hub instead of at rim.
* Can ride at reduced PSI with tubeless tires, which should provide more comfort
* Much less possibility of pinched flats.
Reasons for not going with 7801-SL:
* Mechanics hate spoke nipples mounted on the hub.
* Apparently difficult to inflate the tubeless tire with a floor pump, so it might be a bear to inflate on the road with a portable pump.
* Low spoke count (16/20) + radial spokes = uncomfortable.
* Too new on the market. The verdict is still out on whether these would be good on club rides, and my LBS has yet to sell any of these wheels.
The main pleasure I want to get out of the bike I'm building is for club rides. The most I would ever shoot for would be for Class B club rides. But I would also want to be able to do occasional 50 mile rides and an annual century.
Could I get some feedback on what to consider, when talking to my LBS about building some wheels? The usual ingredients would be good rolling ability, reasonable number of spokes ... while being somewhat light, quiet, comfortable ... and compatible for Dura Ace 10-speed?
I know "Mavic Open Pro" has been mentioned several times, but I have no idea what that means except that I'm guessing it involves Mavic rims?
My bike setup will be Legend ST frame with carbon accessories (forks, handlebars, stem, seatpost). For club rides: How to choose rim, hub, number of spokes per wheel, and type of spokes? I'm 5'3" and will soon weigh 160 lbs, and will weigh 150 lbs in a few months. And will be 51 years old in August.