Hello there. Looking for a little advice on a wheelset upgrade. I'm still something of a newbie riding an '01
Trek 1000 with the stock set-up: no-name hubs and Vuelta Airline 2 rims (32 hole, blue).
I'm looking at the redesigned Mavic Cosmos and the Ksyrium Equipe. Through my wife's work I can get a discount on Mavic stuff. I'm wondering, however, if I should consider using the discount to order some Open Pro's or CXP33's instead and have my LBS lace them to some 105 hubs or something similiar. The issue is that I'm a pretty big dude (225-235lbs) and I've heard that the fancier wheelsets with reduced spoke count can be a bad choice for riders 200+. The Cosmos are 24 (straight) and 28 (triple crossed) the Equipes are 20 and 24 (double crossed). I'd order the rims/hubs in 32 hole. What do you think? I know what I'd pay for the sets, or the rims and hubs...but what do spokes and labor typically cost on a wheel build?
P.S. What should 'go' next: the no-name cranks or Sora derailers?