I have 18" wheels. I would have bought with 17" wheels....or 16, or 15, or 19, or 20, or pretty much anything. For my purposes, I don't see much difference, except in tire availability. From that perspective, I wish I had smaller wheels. Eventually, I may buy a second set of rims so I can use studded tires. When I do that, I'll go with whatever size rim results in the most affordable (studded) tires. That way, tire changeover twice a year is just a matter of popping off wheels and putting on new ones.