pan y agua
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
If you ever want to tour with the bike, particularly away from support, or carrying a load, it would be good to use the original wheels.
And if you go out of town with the bike to a multi day event, I would definitely take the wheels as backup.
Hate to ruin a trip because you broke a spoke.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.