I want to upgrade my Burley that I bought to use a casette hub and I was looking at my options on a hub that would accommodate the drum brake. I found the Handspun Pavement Series 9 at TreeFortBikes for $270 and was about to pull the trigger but then I hesitated. Are 40 spokes enough for my team?
I know the Dyad has a reputation of being a pretty tough rim, but still. Should I get a rim with 48 spokes, or with a heavier wheel like a Rhyno Light or Velocity Chukker, or both? We will only be riding on smooth roads with high volume tires, which probably mitigates the need for bombproof gear.
Am I overthinking this?