Im a newbie. My favorite bike is my cheap Ross Mt Rushmore, I like it more then my Raleigh M50DX. I bought the Ross at my lbs and they had the larger 20" frame size that was sure better then the one size "fits all" bikes from Target and Wal-Mart, so while a cheap bike, at least they made it in different sizes. I put 26x1.5 slicks on the Ross and the bike has a weird geometry like a cross between a roadbike and a mountain bike? I dont like the Raleigh because I dont like the feel of the stiff frame. The wheels on the Ross are kinda cheap and would like to know what I would gain with feel as to better wheels. Im asking because my brother who is a roadie has ridden the Ross and said the only thing wrong with the bike are the cheap wheels.