I have a 06 Tricross that comes with the Pavé rims. I am looking for a new pair of lighter rims that can fit this bike with some skinny tires (probably 700x25). Exactly, how do you choose the proper rims/wheels? Do you pick pre-built ones? I read that hard anodized rims fail pre-maturely as they tend to crack quickly (Aren't all wheels produced these days anodized?). The Mavic ksyrium elite wheels appear to have a reputation of going out of true easily (as indicated here: http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wh..._2490crx.aspx). And I hear others complain about machine-washed rims are not of high quality (Funny thing is Pavé rims are machine-washed and still run a price tag of $450 a pair). So can anybody recommend some wheels? My budget is from $300-500. I think this can get me a pretty nice pair of wheels with some awesome hubs.