I'm starting to think about getting another wheelset for my Fuji Cross Comp. Even though I have been racing CX; my main motivation for a new wheelset is to avoid the constant changing of tires from road to CX, not a pit set. As I am a beginning, DFL back of the pack racer - if I flat, well it's a DNF day for me. As this is my only road bike; I'd like to use this bike to try some centuries and road riding that will involve more hills. I am a clyde; so weak wheels won't do it for me. Also, I'm a clincher guy for now, so no tubular suggestions please.
My current wheels have Fuji hubs, unknown spokes and nipples and Alex DC-19, 32-hole rims. They are assumed to be heavy in relation to most other wheels by me. I found weights online of 530g for the rims.
I'm assuming whatever new wheelset I get will be better/lighter; even with a budget on the lower side.
I'd like to have one road set and one CX set. Given what I currently have, and a lighter/better set; which set would be better for road riding and which for CX? I think the answer is that the lighter/better new set would be best for both. Given that, any thoughts on a strategy to use these two wheelsets?
I also think I might like different cassettes (like a 12-25 and a 12-27) on the wheelsets - is that even possible without completely adjusting the derailleur every time?