I was just thinking about how on road bikes, low spoke counts are preferred, i.e. 16 up front and 20 at the back.
But with SS/FG bikes we always see 32 and 36 count wheels.
Is this just because of a heritage crossover from the good old track days. I assume that NJS has some requirements (as they control everything else).
My question is because for road use (not tricks) these lower spoke counts should be strong enough, deep Vs are seen as being strong Rims, and even come in 16 spoke versions, but the only low count wheels I have seen are carbon rims.
I would love to buy some deep rims, with 16 up front and 20 in the rear. Preferably around 4cm deep. I am thinking of building some H Plus Son rims up. they only come in 32 and 36 at the moment, although their website says that 16 and 20 are in the works.
What other (affordable eg upto $500) options are there??? otherwise I might wait for the new H plus son rims (if they ever come!)