So I've learned that my bike is complete crap so I'm looking for a new bike. I'm looking to buy a complete bike to save money rather than build my own. I found a nice deal for a bike and the wheels are "Mavic Ellipse front rim with bladed spokes, H plus son EERO rear rim, laced to a NJS Dura Ace hub (36 holes)".
I'm planning on running a front brake. I love the mavic ellipse but don't want to ruin it with breaking. Can't decide if I should just use a brake and let it wear a ring around the rim. Or if i should sell the mavic and buy something with a machined wall. Or if I should sell both wheels and buy a set somewhere like the velocity deep v's that keep popping up in all searches I do.