What I would like would probably differ from what you would like.No not particularly, anything you could recommend! Thanks for advise
You may have been lucky I was around a similar weight & suffered with broken spokes on a few stock wheels. Had handbuilt wheels with 36/32 spokes & not had an issue with them. I'm a little lighter now, but wheels is always my first priority on a bike nowI don't think the OP needs hand built wheels at 18 stones. It's just unnecessary at that weight.
I was 17 stones when I started cycling and the stock wheels on my boardman (32 spokes) did just fine and after more than 1000km are still going strong, no broken spokes nor have I had to true them.
I'd go with the wheels that come with the bike and look at hand built wheels ONLY if I kept breaking spokes frequently.
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