Not that it has to do with the original post but the vossen picture clearly showed where the person had hit a curb the tire had marks on it. Wheels are not meant to hit curbs at speed.
Swamp I agree with what you are saying about the weight and the software. but I guess when you market lightweight as an additional cost than you have to show it could be heavier.
. That way it's more than just perceived value.
Once again customers happy so that's what matters.