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Velomax, what do you think?(6 posts)

Velomax, what do you think?Juanmoretime
May 3, 2002 7:19 AM
Just like everyone else that cycles, I'm looking to upgrade to a higher level of wheels for mostly fast paced riding, I no longer race, I just want to stay fit. I've narrowed my selection down to the Velomax line and would like to here everyones opinion on them. I've read the review and unfortunately, not a lot of people have posted reviews.

Thanks.
they're just wheelsgtx
May 3, 2002 8:32 AM
I kind of like the aesthetics of them, but I don't think they're worth the money. I tuned up a friend's bike with them and they weren't perfect by any means--and this was a light rider with low miles on the bike. You didn't mention what you have now, but it is really hard to beat your basic DA/Chorus hub w/Open Pros built by a good builder--weight and durability should be about the same or better, replacement parts are easy to get, and they will cost about half the $$$.
they're just wheelsJuanmoretime
May 3, 2002 8:44 AM
I'm currently riding Mavic Cosmos. They seem to be a good wheel and corner rather well. I'm probably just shy of 2000 miles on them and haven't had to true them since I bought them other than having to true them when they were new. The front was OK but the rear was out of true when I just purchased them. I'm looking for a little better aerodynamics.
they're just wheelsJekyll
May 3, 2002 9:03 AM
With the exception of the marginal difference the 38mm rim profile on the Ascent Pro (the tubular CF only) at $1300 you're not going to gain any aero advantage with any of their wheels. At the price of the Ascent Pro the no brainer is to just get a set of Zipp's.
Most research seems to say that you need around a 40mm rim profile to show aero advantage.
I had a set of Ascent Comps that lasted around 300 miles (rear). I have a set Ksyriums which have about 7000 miles. Considering that you can buy Ksyrium SSC SL for around $550 (try totalcycling.com) its pretty hard to come up with a good reason to buy the Velomax.
they're just wheelsgtx
May 3, 2002 9:13 AM
the most common ways to improve aerodynamics is to go with a lower spoke count, which compromises durability, or to go with a deeper profile rim, which are heavier and can be a handful in cross winds. For all around riding, I don't think either makes a whole lot of sense, but that's me. Beware of marketing hype on these spendy wheelsets.
re: Velomax, what do you think?Carbon fiber fanatik
May 4, 2002 5:16 AM
Like the rest, velomax makes spoked wheels. They are just wheels, nothing more, nothing less. Spend what you want, the result is the same. You put them on and you ride them...