We offer multiple spoke counts on all of our wheel sets.
Not everybody has the same demands in a wheel set and to say that one wheel build will work for everybody just isn’t true. A 120 pound female triathlete is going to have much different demands in a wheel compared to a 200 pound masters crit racer who wants to use the wheels for everyday training and racing. So we offer the builds in options that will maximize both durability and performance. Going with the higher spoke count only adds about 40 grams to the weight of the wheels (less than half the weight of an empty water bottle), but will make for stronger, stiffer, and more durable wheels. If you are a larger, more powerful rider, and planning on using the wheels for years to come, you will want that added durability.
We also offer realistic weight limits and recommendations for all our wheels.
We like to build like a custom wheel builder would, and if you are 190 pounds there's not a single custom wheel builder in the country who would recommend a 16/20 spoke count. A lot of times companies will use weight limits almost like a marketing campaign, stating outrageous weight limits for very low spoke counts or even claiming no weight limit at all. We prefer to have the longevity and durability of our wheels be the primary focus, and having happy customers as our marketing campaign.
All prices are in USD.