Advantages of a heavy wheel

My .02 is that any cycling wheel should be as light as possible. Consider that with a heavier wheel, it may “deflect” less from minor bumps, but it also takes more crank input for minor corrections.

And yes, that is a drilled Airfoil. The stock weights are in the 1300g range, and my best one so far came out to 1026g. After considering how far to go with this, it would take a mill or CNC machine to cut the exterior surfaces (like drilled trials or XC rims), so I won’t be doing that with my press. This method doesn’t sacrifice any strength.