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Velomax Circuit CompRC
Jun 22, 2001 1:04 PM
Anyone have any expreience with or input on the newest Velomax wheel. I am considering purchase and any help would be greatly appreciated. Also any comments on all Velomax wheels would help. Thanks to all.
okay, I can vaguely see...Hank
Jun 27, 2001 10:57 AM
having way too much money and getting totally silly and dropping $700 for a pre-built wheelset that might be just as good (or almost as good) as a $300 hand built wheelset. But I can't see dropping $450 for a pre-built wheelset which isn't as good as a hand built $300 wheelset. Call me crazy. Just get some DA/Campy hubs built with Open Pros or something. If you want to go nuts, go for Hugi or King hubs. It will be about the same price and much lighter.
For the moneySimpleGreen
Jun 22, 2001 1:41 PM
It's probably better to do what the person above says or go all the way and get the top-of-the-line stuff. Not many wheels are better than DA/Record and Open pros.

If you want something bombproof, get the CXP33 rims and 32H, 3x.

Another option is SpeedDream Aerolites. They have favorable reviews and cost only 150 more than the Circuit comps.

Good luck, and happy riding. In the end, it's the rider, so if you like the way a set of wheels look or whatever, have fun! This is a hobby after all.

Ascent Compspstewart11
Jun 22, 2001 4:25 PM
I use the Velomax Ascent comps and absolutely love them. Very light, very strong and they were a good deal. When I purchased them, they had what was called the Pit Stop. Velomax had teamed up with Michelin and you got rim tap, tubes and Axial Pros included with the purchase. Do the math, that was an easy $100 savings, depending on what you think you can get the pros for.

They are a great wheelset. I would NOT go for the circuits IMHO.

You might want to check out their website if you havent already, they speak at great length about the differences. Personally - I love the machined and polished Hub.
I've got a set...Foster
Jun 25, 2001 11:35 AM
I've got a set of the Circuit Comp's. You can find out some information about these wheeels from the Velomax website. They were basically designed to be an OEM spec'd wheel for the new Schwinn compact bikes.
I got them for a lot less than retail thru my club. Combined with the Pit Stop deal that includes free Michelin Axial Pro's (my favorite tire) made them a better deal than a custom Dura Ace/Open Pro combo.
They are light, aero and stiff. They have the benefits of a "boutique" wheelset,including sealing cartridge bearings, custom hubs, etc. with the practicality of an off-the-shelf custom build.