Ok, so in the past week or so I've taken my new roadie out (built from a mix of brand new and second user parts). It's my first roadbike and so getting used to the drops, lever positions (and even the LOOK pedals) is going to be a real learning curve.
I had some wheels handbuilt, DT Swiss rims, Planet X Hubs, Sapim CX Ray spokes (very nice they WERE too) ... I say were as on just my 4th ride out, descending a steep hill just 500 meters from my flat ... I went under a car, basically traffic was backed up on a blind bend where usually there is no traffic at all, leaning into said left hand bend, my natural instinct was to hit the left hand brake (as I say, still getting used to drops). I skidded uncontrollably to avoid oncoming traffic and BANG!!!! dished my rear wheel big time under the back of car ...
That wheel and its EXPENSIVE spokes are now dust and rather than build another to match I'm considering the Pro-Lite Bracciano's as I've found them at a good price.
Does anyone here have them? Are they tough enough for everyday training (the spoke count is low compared to my 32 hole handbuilt wheels).. I'm about 12.5 stone but will rapidly lose a stone when training more often.
Really interested to hear your thoughts on these as I need to get out and riding again ASAP, my MTB doesnt quite feel the same now I've had the roadie out on the road.