210 pound rider looking for recommendations for new wheels
I'm currently using a set of Mavic A719 rims laced to DMR hubs with double butted spokes. 32 front, 36 rear on a DMR singlespeed hub (they used to be my 29er wheels.) I like the width of the A719s, but wish they were a little lighter, I feel they're killing me a bit in the races. I'm not hard on wheels and build my own. I realize at my weight, I can't go that light as far as rims go. It seems like the best I could do is go to a mavic open pro, which will save me over 100 grams per rim, which is good. I'm conflicted about it though, as I'm not sure at the end of the day if the weight savings will warrant the cash it will cost to build the wheels. It seems like it will cost about $220 Canadian per wheel ($80 to $100 per rim, $80 per hub, $30 spokes).
I was wondering what you guys/gals would do in my situation, and if you had any other rim recommendations. For hubs, I was thinking either an XT or Ultegra front hub, and I totally don't know for the rear. I was thinking of getting fancy and ordering sapim CX ray spokes for one of the wheels.