Sicasso wheels meet all the criteria: stiff, strong, aerodynamic, aesthetically pleasing, slick design. They won’t break your budget. They are hand-made, and they are an Australian company.
I’ve tested these wheels personally and they are beautiful to ride.
What’s more, there is flexibility in how you can purchase the wheel-sets:
* different rim-depth combinations for front and rear wheels
* option to upgrade to the DT swiss 180 hub
* custom stickers are available
Demo wheels are available at Happy Wheels so there’s nothing to lose by giving them a try. You won’t want to give them back.
More information on their philosophy and product design features can be found at http://www.sicasso.com/products.html