I'm asking this here because the thread won't be swamped with weight weenies
I'm looking at some new wheels for my fixie (the lovely green Europa in my avatar ) She's being built as an urban terrorist, not a racing or training ride, so weight isn't an issue but the ability to live on urban goat tracks is.
For a variety of reasons, cost being one of them, I'll be buying Velocity wheels. The choice seems to be the Deep V, the Fusion and the Aerohead.
The Deep V is the heaviest (at 520gm) but the strongest. The Fusion is 45gm lighter per wheel but still has the deepish V cross section so is still a strong wheel. The Aerohead is 115gm lighter than the Deep V (at 405gm) and is described as a training or racing rim.
The question is, how is the weight going to affect the bike and the ride? Sure, it's weight I have to carry but at 105kg and not shrinking, I'm a big puddycat so carrying the weight of the wheel isn't an issue. But, how does that weight affect the way the wheel works and how significant is that effect in an urban environment? Does that fact that I'm riding a fixie make any difference from the point of view that I'll be changing speed all the time and don't have the benefit of gears to ease the load on my legs?
btw, I've just realised that the term 'urban terrorist' may not be as appropriate as it once was - it's being used in its traditional sense and isn't intended to be threatening.