I need to buy a new wheelset for my bike. I need strong wheels: I am about 18 stone, carry a lot of luggage on the rear rack and go up and down kerbs a lot.
In other words, I need strong wheels.
I understand that spoke count is the traditional way to measure wheel strength, but it is not as good as it used to be because the material used to make the spokes is important, too.
Is there an objective number that can be employed? I don't mind spending a lot of money on wheels, but I want to know that I'm getting something good!