IRO Mark V pro (RIP), Bianchi Giro, Giant Xtc1, Redline Conquest Pro, Kelly Deluxe singlespeed.
So I am considering getting a second wheelset for bad weather riding. The theory is that I would keep some more appropriate tires on them, and possibly a larger cog. The thing is that I want to buy a cheap wheelset to keep the cost down. Logic would hold that the better the wheels, the better they would hold up to inclimate conditions. However, they would also get used far less often.
If you were me, would you put the bad weather tires on the good wheels that will hold up better, or keep the good wheels for the skinny tires and majority of riding.
Please don't reply and say to buy another good set of wheels, I can't afford it, its not an option.
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Anyway I say the ones that get used the most should be the best set. That way you don't have to beat on the 'lesser' of the two sets as often, and they'll hopefully last longer. The better set will be up to the task.
Hope this helps with your decision. BTW what wheelset were you looking at? Tony at IRO has quoted me $180ish for what he says would be an indestrucable wheelset. Velocity DYAD rims on IRO hubs. Not a bad deal, if not an excellent one. Might be past your budget range though. Its past mine, for the moment.