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Velocity Deep V's vs. Aeroheads(4 posts)

Velocity Deep V's vs. AeroheadsMichelle
May 10, 2001 1:59 PM
I was going to have a set of Velocity Aeroheads built for road racing when I found someone selling the Deep V's for ~100 less (tri guy). Can anyone comment on whether the weight differences between them are noticable, or whether the aeroheads are better for Road Racing over the Deep V's?

Thanks!
Michelle
re: Velocity Deep V's vs. AeroheadsJohnG
May 10, 2001 8:10 PM
I've got the AH's and my riding buddy has the DV's so I've had a chance to check out both. The V's are about 90 gms heavier than the AH's. If your riding style puts you into the plus 25 MPH range the V's might make sense but if you have to do quick accelerations or hills during your races then the advantage would probably go to the AH's.

I have to admit I like the AH's alot. They are very light and they "feel" good under me. I think for any medium to light weight rider they are hard to beat for all around use. However, for Very powerful or heavy weight riders the DV's probably make more sense.

JohnG
Thanks John!Michelle
May 11, 2001 9:12 AM
FWIW, I agree w/JohnCory
May 11, 2001 10:00 AM
I have Deep V's on my bike and a friend has AH's; same deal. For me at 230 pounds, the V's are really good--they've stayed true, and I can't climb anyway, so they don't slow me down much. But they ARE noticeably heavy compared to my stock wheels (still have 'em, and use them occasionally).
I'm guessing that a person named Michelle doesn't weigh 230, so I'd recommend lighter rims.