Velocity just informed me that the Chukkers will be available in limited quantities around the end of May. Sorry to say ‘limited’ on a bike blog, but that’s the truth!
I’m sure they’ll go into full-speed production shortly after. Mine’s held up great. No complaints! For what it’s worth, I’m riding Profile hubs laced 4x with butted spokes. The argument with the butted spokes is that the butted ends absorb the shock, not the rim.
Again, wheel lacing arguments are as old as anything in the cycling world, but that paired with 35c and larger tires seems to hold up quit well. I weigh over 200 lbs too.