I asked a similar question on the touring forum initially, but after posting it, I realized that this forum might be the more appropriate given the nature of my ride.
I was interested in getting feedback on the whether or not I should take an extra wheelset for my upcoming California-South Carolina tour?
Let me explain...I am going on a cross-country tour this summer with my three boys. We'll be supported by my wife driving a support vehicle. The schedule is quite inflexible (24 riding, 4 rest days), as I'll be speaking in various cities along the way. Therefore, I am trying to plan ahead to make sure we take spare equipment that we'll need in emergencies and keep us on schedule, but I obviously want to keep the investment as small as possible.
We'll obviously have spare tires, tubes, spokes, etc. But I was wondering on whether it would be a wise thing to also have an extra wheelset on hand for four riders? Said differently, is an extra wheelset a "nice-to-have" or a "must-have"?
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