I'm looking at building up a set of 'cross specific single speed wheels. Of course, I'm looking to find the balance of cost versus function, (minimize cost, maximize function) but weight and aesthetic appeal are also considerations.
If you were building wheels, what components would you use? I'd rather be a little more bomb-proof and reliable than uber-light. I'm a fairly light guy (145-150lbs) and generally don't have an issue with broken spokes. I'm thinking of a flip-flop hub that I can run 16t / 18t or 19t freewheels on.
Recommendations for hubs, spokes, rims? Things you love/hate?