I am looking to replace the stock wheelset on my 2009 Jamis Aurora. I'm looking to replace wheels because I have a number of spokes break over the wheel lifetime and now my rear wheel is only in true from my own periodic adjustments, which are needed with increasing frequency. The LBS indicated that wheel replacement would be more economical than wheel repair.
For compatibility considerations, I am looking at the following variables
- spacing (my stock hubs are shimano tiagras. I think the spacing is 130mm for both)
- tire diameter (700)
- cassette compatibility (SRAM Powerglide 950, 9-speed, 11-32)
- Tire compatibility (I current roll on 35 front 32 rear)
Are there additional variables that I need to consider from a compatibility standpoint? I'm looking at the Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset because it is affordable and the reviews indicate that they're reliable.
Am I correct in thinking this is a compatible choice? Are there other variables that I need to consider? And is this a poor choice? I know a lot of people advocate hand-built wheels.