Trade in my wheelset for...?
So I have an '06 Lemond Croix De Fer reserved at my LBS. I really like the bike, aside from a couple minor details. Mainly, though, the wheelset is what is bumming me out. Bontrager Selects...Yuck.
I really want to upgrade and was hoping I could get some recommendations. I am willing to spend another $200.00 above and beyond the price of the Selects which come in at MSRP ~ $200.00. The LBS said no problem, but I gotta figure out which ones to go with.
I really want strength over lightness, but they should be decently light. I don't need for there to only be 20 spokes, like the Selects. I don't race, am not an OCP, and this bike is mainly for having a quicker, fun, riding around bike. I just don't want to have to true the wheels all the time or worry about the rim splitting. I would also like to have some decent, fairly robust hubs, too.
Okay, maybe a tall order for the amount of money to be spent (if I wasn't clear, $400). Any suggestions?