Okay, with higher end bikes, are the rims or tires any better at handling rolling up onto curbs or over other obstacles without getting damaged?
One of the LBS staff told me that the best way to go up a curb is to simply ride into it and let the bike go up. I would have thought that it would be better to give it some lift than to just ride into it. I do keep my tires at a fairly high pressure (6-70 psi) for road cycling so wonder if he was thinking of doing this when the tires are not as hard ?
Either way, I would think it could bend the rims if you did it wrong.