So word on the street (per the Ask Carleton Thread) is that one should be able to get a reasonable set of wheels for up to $700, and after that you start moving into diminishing returns. I'm currently running a set a Alex rims that came stock with my 2010 Pista. With a wedding, honeymoon, and other similar expenses coming up within the next 12 months, I don't have the coin to drop on a new set of wheels.
I'm curious about entry level wheelsets, and curious about what I already have, as I've not been able to find any real reviews about my existing set.
I know this isn't the place for personal shopping, but I am curious about what brands to avoid. The major brands, Mavic, Zipp, Easton, etc, I certainly know about, and I'm familiar to a lesser extent, with 2Qick and a couple others. I see wheels like Velocity Deep V's, and I can only think that they're crap, but I could be completely wrong. Am I?