I recently got a cyclocross bike to add to my stable (which was all road up until this baby)... it's a Salsa Las Cruces. The short of it: eventually everything but the frame will be removed, sold off, and I'm building it up again into something to my needs.... Which is a mixed bag: It will be (and has become) my primary commuter bike (28 miles round trip), and I plan on using it for some good amount of offroad training on local trails (SoCal). I may even consider racing in the upcoming season, depending on how I'm feeling at the time.
I'm looking into wheels for it. Currently it is running a set of Mavic Kysrium Equipes... which are fine. They're strong, sure. Decent for the commuting I'm doing, sure. But I'd like something that is both a bit deep and strong... but aero-ish for the commuting. Weight isn't too much of a concern as I kinda like training intervals on a heavy rig and racing on my lighter road bikes.
Are there any specifics into cyclocross wheels vs. road wheels aside from being more durable and stronger?
I'm considering the Soul S4.0 wheels. Would these be a good choice for what I intend to do? Do you think they'd hold their own on the trails and fireroads of SoCal?
Any other recommendations for a well-priced wheelset that would meet my needs here?