Of course, I want either tubeless or tubular (NO TUBES EVER AGAIN!), but I'm not sure which one I want. I'm only 140lbs, pretty smooth, and don't plan on going below 35psi, maybe 30psi.
I'd like a few things,
- Must be light, of course! my current setup is pretty heavy, 1800g wheels, 400g+ tires, 120g tubes
- I cannot afford any of the 'big' companies carbon wheels, at the absolute most 800$, but even that is pushing it.
- I would like something stiff, but I'm only 140lbs, shouldn't be too hard.
- Fairly reliable.
I can get the Williams cyclocross wheels for cheap (300$ish), but they don't seem that light. I can also get Velocity stuff very cheap. Another option I considered was Chinese carbon rims, but that scares me a bit. Then there is the Stans rims, and I've had very good luck with there stuff on the MTB.