My 2009 Speedster S30 has been pretty good to relative to what I put it through (stayed outside for two years until a couple months ago, shoddy maintenance, ocassional unavoidable pothole, etc). I've had the rear wheel trued twice and had about 4 spokes replaced. The LBS guy that trued it/replaced a spoke last time said if I lose one more spoke I ought to get it replaced. Just last ride I realized another one had come undone.
I realize I could ask this on the wheels forum, but I wanted to ask about a comparable-but-a-little-nicer purchase for the alex rims specifically. I seem to remember that they're considered one of the weaker pieces on Speedsters. I feel like if I'm going to replace it, I may as well do at least a modest upgrade, but I really don't want to spend very much. (My current situation is a 45 mile RT commute on MUTs once a week plus 1-8 miles in the city several times a week). I've been using conti gator skin tires (25 or 28) over the last year or two because of the city biking, but I may go back to 23s next time around if I'm still doing the longer commute.
So ... suggestions? I don't really know where to start. Also, if I get something similar to the alex rim wheel, is it a big deal to have different wheels? For the record, I'm almost anti-aethestics (figure its just a little less likely to get stolen) so the visual impact isn't a factor for me.
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