W/ the proper hub and correct tension high quality 14g are strong enough, but a hq 13/14g butted, 12g, or 11g are virtually indestructable. 10g and under are unnecessary but look really cool and tuff. Drum/disc brake hubs apply similar forces and benifit from the same and since we don't need to worry about a few oz's it's less maintenance intensive than the smaller gauges.
jimbob, there are many spoke options and I offer a couple. Let me know if I can help.
Last edited by tyrslider; 03-07-2009 at 11:08 PM.