Talk about bang for your buck. Road bikes are notoriously easy on hubs but we all want light/fast/good riding/durable wheels for not a lot of money. Remember that light strong cheap, pick 2, saying? Well, with these wheels you get a pretty light wheelset that is also strong and reasonably priced. Tiagra hubs to keep cost low but are good for tens of thousands of miles with proper care, laced to Velocity A23 rims with double butted DT spokes and alloy nipples make for a very solid wheelset. These specific wheels are for a super friendly regular at the shop who is looking for an edge to help him make his ascent on Pikes Peak (14,100 ft) before this season is over. Best of luck Bob, I expect to see these on the summit!
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!