petal665 wrote:And they generally have low spoke counts and are not customisable.
There is some misconception out there that high spoke counts are required to build a strong & reliable wheelset.
High spoke counts allow a greater margin of error for the wheel builder. They are also used to compensate for a soft/weak rim.
Use a strong rim, build the wheel with high and even spoke tensions and unless you're a particularly heavy rider or a tandem rider the high spoke counts arn't required.