Hi, I thought I would try this section as people would likely have experience with 650b riding. I will likely miss another brevet season unless a magical bike appears in my life soon. I live in a rural area so commuting alone involves fairly long distances. I'd like the best rims for long distance riding, little tours and commuting and grocery/errand runs. I have an audax frame half built, want to go 650b, but unsure of which rims to choose. I am a small light rider so want to know if weight makes a difference if you are light. Apparently it does. Would spoke holes also make a difference? All bikes I have had as far back as I can recall have had 36 hole rims. I feel like I am exerting a lot of extra effort just on the bicycle. The pacentis pl23 are 404 grams, the velocity a23 a bit more etc.. Jan Heine just brought back the grand bois rims but they weight a bit more. I just would like to build a great bike that for once fits and is efficient.