sawyer wrote: To be fair fat bladed spokes do affect handling in cross-winds...Makes enough difference to be significant, even if, as you say, it's mostly technique and confidence.
Thanks sawyer. No one would put any effort into improving aerodynamics if they didn't have any affect. Always working to improve technique. I've ridden with wheel sets that handle crosswinds better.
Tinea Pedis wrote: Try living down my way. Wind originates here, I'm certain of it.
Easy with the locality pride TP. Funnily enough, the crosswind story was down your way! Worst conditions I've ever experienced up & down Laver's Hill. No records were set that day Great ride in general though the GO Rd. Loved it.
This topic wasn't particularly about who builds their wheels the fastest, or with the most quality, or how time & quality relate (this normally doesn't take much thought). I just asked about wheel builders whose reputation precedes them. I'll have a go at building sometime, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist with whatever I do & I know I can't devote adequate time to the process at the moment. Got to work around that.
Back on point anyway - I'll try and post something regards to the alternate wheel set suggestions soon. I've been flat out this week and not had much time to put something together. I appreciate all the discussion!