Gonna go on tour up in Oregon in late July..Gonna spoke out from the Medford area...SO the weight won't be unreasonably hefty..Could be 30 lbs...
I recently converted my old beat up frame (Scott) to a Surly Cross check..The bike is fine for weight. BUt , I transfered the fairly new Velocity V's from the Scott to the Surly frame..
SO, think the Velocity V's are built for carrying much weight...My mechanic at the LBS recommended the Surly frame...When the Velocity v's go, I will change out the wheelset for a rim that will carry a wider tire..The mechanic said that Velocites are built with a softer metal. Often the spokes pull through the rims..he says.
So for now..WOuld you go touring with Velocities.?