Join Date: Jun 2011
Bikes: Giant Sedona, Surly Cross Check (f)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey there, I'm rather new to Bike Forums, and instead of lurking and trying to find a thread that fitted my topic (which I couldn't), I decided to go ahead and post a thread.
I'm in the process of building a bike from parts I've bought and am currently buying online. This bike will be my commuting, touring, and general road bike. The frameset I'm using is a Surly Cross Check, and I'm looking at buying a Shimano 105 groupset. The only thing I'm not entirely sure of is the wheelset. I've looked on Performancebike.com, and I kind of like the Forte Titan wheelset, but that's probably because it's so cheap. From what I've been told, more spokes = heavier wheel = more durable wheel. Less spokes = lighter wheel = More likely to taco wheel. Basically what I was wondering if what are some standard spoke counts, and what do you think would be best in my situation?