I am getting tired of popping spokes, and never having true wheels. I want to get some new wheels, and wondering if anyone has any specific suggestions for strong wheels. I don't care about weight or aerodynamics. I am currently 266 (down from 288 in June).
So, first of all, does anyone have any suggestions on a specific wheel set/build that I can ride without problems.
Second, I found a site called bicyclewheelwarehouse. They have a few options for wheels that are marked as super strong for heavy riders (DT Swiss RR1.2, Mavic A319, and a few house brand wheels). I may go with them, but if I do I have to choose my hubs/spokes/nipples. I am wondering if there is any difference in strength between 105 and Ultegra hubs, and if I should go with alloy or brass nips.
Also, if anyone has any feedback on bicyclewheelwarehouse, please let me know. Their prices seem a little too good to be true, but I've read pretty good things about them.
And, I know this is a super broad topic, but if any heavy riders have any general advice about wheel maintenance/durability, please let me know.