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Rolf Vigor??(4 posts)

Rolf Vigor??sgray8110
Apr 26, 2002 12:52 AM
I just watched OLN's gear guide on road cycling gear and they reviewed these things. Roll, Phinney and Zinn all liked them. These are deep section 14 spoke wheels. I'm not really looking into buying them, but does anyone know anything about them?? I thought Rolf Dietrich basically decided to go into custom wheels only after Trek dropped the brand..

re: Rolf Vigor??atpjunkie
Apr 26, 2002 2:22 PM
I think Rolf is still doing fine. He has just gone solo without the help of the Trek Machine. I think they had a falling out and problems over $ and Trek figured Bontager could do wheels as well so they've terminated their partnership. I haven't heard much about these yet but saw them and thought they were quite ugly. (I like their other wheels) I'm sure they work well but I feel that is a lot of rotational mass put to the outside of the wheel that won't prove superior to a more standard wheel.
re: Rolf Vigor??jw25
Apr 26, 2002 3:13 PM
Well, any info is spotty, but they're supposed to be 100g lighter than the 2001 Pro's, but with a deeper rim. That's all I could find.
I know Rolf was working on carbon versions of the Vector wheels for/with US Postal, and hopefully will continue. He's filed for patents on impregnation of carbon braking surfaces, so that's a good sign.
From his website, it looks like Rolf will continue making wheels, just not under the Trek roof. More power to him, even though I like Bontrager, too.
re: Rolf Vigor??NSmith
May 10, 2002 4:30 PM
The Rolf Vigor is an American Classic 420 rim. With custom made American Classic hubs. Rolfs' relationship with Trek ended because The BOSSES at Trek didn't like the fact that he knew more and owned the paired spoke patent. The reason Bontragers' name is on them, is because Keith Bontrager doesn't mind selling himself, and Rolf did. Trek is paying Rolf for use of the paired spoke design and he is on his own to do what he wishes.I have seen the Vigors first hand and they are very nice!