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Anybody using Velocity Deep V Rims?(13 posts)

Anybody using Velocity Deep V Rims?asphalt assault
Feb 16, 2003 1:13 PM
Have you had any issues with them? I weigh 200 and have heard that they're a strong rim so I'm thinking of building a wheelset with them.

Your thoughts?
re: Anybody using Velocity Deep V Rims?KellyCross
Feb 16, 2003 5:24 PM
raced cyclocross on them all season. i weight 160lbs & i've been extremely impressed at how i've never had to do any major truing & i've abused them pretty good & mine are 24/28 hole rims.
Good choiceFunston
Feb 16, 2003 6:09 PM
I weigh 200 and my deep v's are as solid as a brit shickhouse. They're my racing wheelset and when I have to plow through some bad pavement to keep a line I just step on the gas and don't think twice about it.
How many spokes are you 200lb + guys running? nmasphalt assault
Feb 17, 2003 7:15 AM
DT bladed 28F/32R (nm)Funston
Feb 17, 2003 2:49 PM
Kinda heavy, but I broke a spoke and didn't even notice.cory
Feb 16, 2003 6:18 PM
I ran a stick into my wheel and snapped off a spoke, and the Deep V was so strong I didn't even notice until I got home and heard it tinkling around. Didn't have to open the brake or anything. I weigh 220 (OK, 230 right now), and I haven't touched a wheel in almost a year except to replace that spoke.
What's the claimed weight of the Deep Vs? nmasphalt assault
Feb 17, 2003 8:00 AM
I've got the best my Deep V's are strong story...Swat Dawg
Feb 16, 2003 8:43 PM
I was coming back from dropping off my college cycling clubs sponsorship packet to a local business and was traveling down a major five lane road in our area. I was in a rush because I was meeting someone for a business I run on campus, and furthermore it was about 5:45 and it was getting dark. Yeah know when cars stack up on a road at a stop light, and the cars space apart to let a car coming from the opposite direction turn onto a side street, well the kind motorists were doing this, and that meant a nice gray toyota was turning thru. Unfortunately, I don't have lights and I couldn't see all this motorist cooperation occuring up the road. As I approac the intersection I'm hedging speed to about 15, because it is an intersection. I didn't hedge speed enough and the truck turns, I'm too close to stop, and I T-bone the truck going about 12 mph. 12 to 0 mph in .5 sec hurts. So there I lie on the ground, my shoulder is strangely throbbing with pain, and naturally I get up and check my bike. First thing I notice is a severly bent brake lever, this makes me think my wheel must be destroyed. But I look down and it seems ok. I give it a spin, and the rim is dead true. Not even a blip at all. So to say that the Deep V's are strong is an understatement. To say you can run dead on into the side of truck at 12 mph and not have to worry about these wheels is dead on accurate. Thankfully the guy was nice and gave me a ride home. I was only a few minutes late for my meeting. My shoulder? It might have been broken, probably just sprained, but it has stopped hurting now after four weeks.

Swat Dawg '04
Very impressive....asphalt assault
Feb 17, 2003 7:04 AM
Glad your sholder's feeling better.

If it's all the same to you, I'l take your word saying that these rims will withstand bouncing off of trucks and not test them myself in that manner:/

I have a set of Velocity VXC disk rims on my FS rig and they're holding up very well so I figure I'l keep up the tradition and run Velocities on the roadie that I'm putting together...anyhoo, those Deep Vs look cool as he!!.

What's your weight and how many spokes are you running?
Very impressive....Swat Dawg
Feb 17, 2003 7:18 AM
Yeah I recommend staying away from the trucks too. They aren't very soft. Anyway, I weigh 160 and have 28 up front and 32 in the rear. I got them used off ebay for $125 with a Bullseye front hub, Dura-Ace rear hub, and Dura-Ace cassette. The guy even threw in a couple tubes and grips. It's definitely one of the best deals I've ever gotten on ebay. I've thought about the VXC for my mountain bike. How much do your weigh? I don't know the weights on my rims, but they aren't too heavy. I could make them a lot light if I had them rebuilt with double butted spokes, but for now they're doin' fine.
VXC disk rims...asphalt assault
Feb 17, 2003 8:20 AM
Sounds like a great deal you got on that wheelset.

I weigh 200 uh maybe 205. I'm running the VXCs on XT M756 hubs with WS 14/15 db and brass nips (32 H F&R). I'v had them since last July and only had to touch up the rear once...until last week. I was screwing around on the street and backfired a bunnyhop up a large curb and busted out a spoke knocking it out of true BIG time. I ended up completly de-tensioning and starting from scratch to straighten it out. All things considered, it's holding up well as I'v always been very hard on rear wheels...I see them as a consumable item. I havn't had to touch the front as of yet.

Talk to Mike Garcia at for great prices on Velocity rims, he's an ace wheelbuilder as well.
re: Anybody using Velocity Deep V Rims?tmac13
Feb 17, 2003 12:52 PM
You may want to take a look at the Fusions. They are still aero, lighter that the Deep V's but heavier than the Aeroheads. I weigh 195 and have had good luck with them.
re: Anybody using Velocity Deep V Rims?rogue_CT1
Feb 17, 2003 1:20 PM
I use the factory built Velocity Spartacus wheelset which uses the same Deep V rim. I have 20 spokes in the front and 24 rear. I weigh 215 now but when I got the wheels I ws 235. I broke 1 spoke last summer when my rear tire hit a section of raised pavement. I removed the spoke and rode the wheel back home. Amazingly, the rim never went out of true. It was still almost perfectly straight and only required the replacement of the spoke. You can get a set of these factory built wheels for about $250. The hubs and bearings are smooth and the entire wheelset is absolutely bulletproof. Check out or if you are considering a set of pre-built wheels. For 2003 they come in black with black bladed spokes - very cool looking.