Different Spoke Wheels ?

Timpo

Well-Known Member
Generally, one piece alloy wheels are cheaper.
It is more rigid, does not require spoke maintenance like normal bike.

On the other hand, spoke rims are much more durable.
Due to the safety concerns, you are typically not permitted to enter any MTB, Trail or Downhilll races with one piece wheel like that.

I heard it is the case with motorcycles too, you can enter on road races with one piece rims, but you must have spoke wheels for Motorcross.