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Anyone on Velomax Circuit Comps?(3 posts)

Anyone on Velomax Circuit Comps?Like2bike
Aug 17, 2001 3:53 AM
I have my eyes on a set of Velomax Circuit Comps at my local bike shop and Im looking for any comments on these wheels because I couldnt find any reviews on them. I went to there web site and read about them and the seemed to be pretty nice for the price. Any help would be great, thank you
I've got a set...Foster
Aug 17, 2001 6:39 AM
I've got a set of Circuit Comps. At the time I purchased them it was a toss up between them and the Spinergy SR-3's. I could have gotten the SR-3's for less but decided to get the Circuit Comp's for several reasons, including:
Higher spoke count on the front wheel 24 vs 20 (I weigh 175lbs so this was a concern)
Lighter weight, 1650g vs 1760g
Easily replaceable spokes
With the PitStop deal they included Michelin Axial Pro tires and tubes

I didn't ride them prior to purchase but I did get to ride the SR-3's on a bike setup like mine and the ride felt very similar.
In comparison to my other wheelset (Open Pro 32h 14/15 3x Ultegra) they definitely feel stiffer and a lot lighter.
Would I recommend them? Yes, because I think they are a great wheelset for the price, however I did not pay full retail for them.

If you're read Velomax FAQ's you'll notice that these wheels were designed for OEM Schwinn's. I wouldn't be suprised to see Supergo blow these out in the next few months.
make sure your LBS knows how to true them...Mike K
Aug 17, 2001 9:20 PM
Velomax has some voodoo tech session in which they teach wrenches the weirding way of trueing their wheels. The rear is a bear to get right and stay that way. My Ascent rear went out after a few hundred miles and between myself, 2 shops (one actually with a clue) and Velomax trying to fix it I got my money back... The Circuit Comp looks like a great deal - so long as it stays in one piece.