I am a big believer in getting wheels build up by a shop from rims, spokes and hubs. The thinking behind this is that if something breaks (rim bends, spokes snap etc.) I can get it fixed and obtain the spares I need, so all is not completely lost.
Who else follows this view? And what are the experiences of people who buy and then damage pre-built wheels such as mavic, easton, shimano or american classic?
Just wondering really.