I'm trying to keep my costs down enough while still getting something that will work for flowing XC trails and road use. Basically all around use. No crazy bombing DH, racing, stairs, drops etc. Just basic utility wheels should do very nicely
I am building a cross bike for my brother who is 220lb and with the nice big 700x35 tires I figured it wouldn't beat up the rims too much. Watching ebay is turning up lots of things out of my price range, or dealing with the basic age and wear factors.
I'd like to just get a set of alex rims 32 spoke for $100 I see around. Or maybe Vuelta wheelset for $140?
These are obviously listed in the road section of sites and for what i see most basic cross bikes have the same wheelsets as road bikes.
Yes, I'd like open pros but can't afford them so any tips in the 100-140 range?