So, I've been cleaning my winter bike this evening and servicing the rear hub I've found the bearing cones are starting to get pitted and the rims are fairly worn now so I feel some new wheels may be just round the corner....
These are stock Bontrager wheels that come with lower end Treks, and have been bombproof throughout their life so far. I'm looking to replace them with something, ideally, equally as strong that can take the punishment of bad weather and bad roads the winter here throws at them, but ideally that doesn't cost too much.
Anyone got any recommendations? I'm open to the idea of getting some handbuilts, so if anyone can suggest any good wheelbuilders in the north east or north west, that might be helpful too.