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bontrager race lites or rolf vector comp wheelsets?(4 posts)

bontrager race lites or rolf vector comp wheelsets?phenix
May 29, 2003 6:48 AM
could the forum readers help me select from these two wheelsets? both new- both came stock on lemond
zurichs. will be used for fast club rides and general
purpose riding. i'm also starting out as entry level
racer. i'm back road riding after a 10 year absence.
thanks for your comments!
re: bontrager race lites or rolf vector comp wheelsets?BikeViking
May 29, 2003 7:28 AM
I've got 4000 miles on my Race-Lites and my big 200lb a$$ has not put them out of true. I really like them.

Not to denigrate the Vector Comps, but the Bontragers are nice durable wheels.

Don't buy discontinued wheels.....DaveLobster
May 29, 2003 8:14 AM
The Rolf Vector Comp is a wheel from approx. 2000 or earlier that is discontinued. The early Rolf's were made by Trek, not the current, independent, Rolf company. On top of that the "comp" model wasn't particularly light (1870g).

The Bontrager is a little better, newer, and lighter (1750g). It is still in production. Compared to the Vector Comp, Trek increased the spoke count and got rid of that rear hub with the big flange on the wrong side. They also used an offset spoke hole rear rim.

If those are your only choices, the Bontrager is the better pick. I have a pair I picked up used for $100, and they are good, strong wheels. -Dave
good info.....phenix
May 29, 2003 2:59 PM
thanks bikeviking and davelobster. i'm favoring the
bontrager race lites. they're a newer model wheel,
lighter and i've read about rear hub problems on
the rolfs. thanks for the info.
i'm a 140 lb rider and these will do just fine for now.