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Velocity rimsOffroadnut
Jul 3, 2003 6:43 AM
Anybody have anything to say about Velocity rims? They are not listed in the reviews section (they are on the mountain bike site).
Aeros are heavy but stoutretro
Jul 3, 2003 7:47 AM
Only ones I've used are the Aeros--had some wheels built up for a commuter, and the LBS recommended them. They've been strong and true for at least a couple of years, maybe three. A little heavy, but that's not important on the way to work.
OTOH Aero Heads are light - and good rims too (nm)52-16SS
Jul 3, 2003 8:17 AM
Overall good thingsoff roadie
Jul 3, 2003 8:58 AM
I've known a variety of folks to recomend them.
The VP of TCBC (Minneapolis bike club with over 3000 memebrs) did a cross country tandem tour and built a set of wheels for his tabdem using (iirc) 48 hole Dyads.
I've seen bike shop employees and owners riding them.
I've known pro wheel builders to recomend them. Among other things, thier actual weights apparently run closer to advertised weight than rims from some other companies.

I personally have both a MTB and Road Deep V, and like them both. The road Deep V is mega strong for its 490 grams; the wheel I use has 24 spokes with 1.55 mm eqiv centers (Wheelsmith AE15), and it has helds up to cyclo-cross level abuses and over 1000 miles of riding so far, with no adjustment.
I'm currently building a fairly light weight (sub Kg) rear with an Aerohead OSB. I have little doubt it will be a great road wheel for me.

BTW, I weigh 195 lbs, and tend to be hard on rims.
Buy these Rims!!!pitt83
Jul 4, 2003 4:20 PM
Simply put, the most durable product made today. Lighter than Open Pro and never go out of true. Built on Ultegra hubs from Colorado cyclist for $195 the pair!

I weigh 240-210 depending on season. I've just had my first rebuild on the MTB rear wheel after 3 years of hard riding. Road wheels never go out of true. You will be more than happy with the durability and quality of these.

CXP and Open pro are no where as strong and approximately the same weight.

You will not regret these for everyday use. If you're thinking ultra-light for racing, neither these nor OP/CXP are your choice. That's a different build.
have Spartacus wheelsetpeter1
Jul 6, 2003 4:55 PM
Very strong (2k of riding around NYC, still mostly in true), somewhat heavy, easy to get tires on and off, and cheap. Me like, but not love.

Not particularly "snappy" but that is more likely a function of my legs...