My budget was less than yours and I got a set of custom wheels. I'm not a racer by any means and was just looking for a better set of wheels that I could ride in rough roads. I ride for leisure, fun and fitness, not for speed. I basically told the builder my weight, what I wanted to use the wheels for and my budget and I got a beautiful set of custom wheels. I brought them to the shop and all the pros and mechanics ooo''s and ahhhh'd and made a big fuss about them. I highly recommend custom with your budget.