Touring wheels do not get much nicer than this! Rohloff internally geared hub and SON dynamo front hub laced to Velocity's new, redesigned Cliffhanger.
I am really excited about this new Cliffhanger, Velocity finally made some BIG changed to address the issues they had with rims splitting down the middle when people tried to use wide tires at higher pressures. The former rim was great for heavy mountain bikers running low pressures but was not quite up to the demands of most touring riders who like to run higher tire pressures.
There is something especially satisfying about building the same set of wheels you own (other than color) for a customer!
White Industries T11 hubs paired with Velocity A23 rims is of my favorite do it all road/gravel/cross/commuter sets of wheels you can make. I have had this same combo for a couple years and have done everything from fast (to my standards) road rides to mountain biking and even some horribly slushy commutes that I was sure were going to give the hubs trouble but sure enough they still spin just as smooth as new.
945 grams for a disc brake ready dynamo wheel is not bad! The build is a SON28 ISO disc hub laced to a NoTubes Alpine rim tied together with DT Revolution spokes>
This wheel will be doing some big miles riding brevets.
I just got a great pic from Shane Hunter of the bike polo wheels I built for him a while back. It is Velocity's 48 hole NoBS rims laced to Surly rear hub and a Milwaukee Bike Polo front disc hub. This should be one very tough set of wheels for a sport that is very hard on wheels.
Obsession, or passion? Who am I to judge? Either way I simply love building wheels for those who appreciate quality!