don't pedal backwards...
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker set up for commuting and loaded touring, old Sekine road frame converted to fixed-gear, various beaters and weird bikes, waiting on the frame for my Surly Big Dummy build
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Extra deep rims and really high flange hubs get you closer and closer to having no spokes at all, which would be a solid metal wheel.
If you want to absorb road vibration, you want longer spokes. shallow rims and low flange hubs would be the ticket.