Wheels

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I’m in the market for wheels. What do people like? Thinking of American Classic Victory 30s or Sprint 350s.  Any opinions? Are the Sprints worth the extra $$?  Other suggestions, especially anything less $$ but equal or almost in quality?  And, is tubeless the way to go these days?o

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appropriate wheels depend on

appropriate wheels depend on intended purpose and rider weight. suggest you speak to an experienced wheel builder or your trusted local bike shop. you really can't ask what's your favorite wheel and think that's a way to shop

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Have a soft spot for good

Have a soft spot for good hand built wheels. Hard to beat a quality rim (DT Swiss, H+ Son, etc) and good hub (DT Swiss, White Industries) for strength, decent weight, and the knowledge that there are no proprietary parts to make repair a pain the ass. 

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^^^This

Good handbuilt wheels rule! Not only will they be non-proprietary -- and hence easy to repair anywhere in the world, should they ever require it -- but you get to develop a relationship with the builder, which (in and of itself is a fascinating experience, but also) means that you get to have a dialog about your riding style, cycling goals, and body morphology, all of which will inform the builder on precisely which components to use and what sort of wheels to build that will work for you.

Not sure I'll ever go back to off-the-shelf wheels.

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