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Velocity Fusion wheelset...pdg60
Jun 11, 2003 6:47 AM
anybody using these for a "race" wheelset? What are your opinions?

What about the Pro Elite tubular rim?

I am looking for a racing wheelset and thinking Velocity may be a good value.

All input is welcome.
re: Velocity Fusion wheelset...atpjunkie
Jun 11, 2003 10:05 AM
Fusion is in between the Aerohead and the deep Vee. It has a good Vee for shedding mud and strength but is not as narrow as the deep vee. this width will help larger tires stay put. I'm actually going to build some to replace my worn O/Pro's. IMHO a very good choice.
Thanks for the input atpjunkie.pdg60
Jun 16, 2003 12:50 PM
The Fusions are not available as a tubular. I could go with the Pro Elite or Escape tubulars according to Mike at Velocity.

However, I just want to get the wheelset and be done with it so I am leaning toward the Fusions. I have only raced w/clinchers and have never had a problem.

The one caveat is that everyone hypes tubulars for cross racing. Is there that huge a difference? I run a pretty high pressure so pinch flats are usually not an issue.

No matter my decision, I think the Velocity wheels are a great deal/value.

Thanks again!
Thanks for the input atpjunkie.atpjunkie
Jun 16, 2003 2:42 PM
if you need tubies use the aerohead tubie rim. The deep vee is narrow and for a bigger (30 or so) tire I wouldn't suggest as there is little surface for gluing big tire. In tube version Aerohead is plenty strong as gluing surface makes an extra horizontal brace (why tubie rims are stiffer). If you go fusion get the Tufo Tube/Clincher tires. Is basically a tubular tire that has a rim grip to hold it to a clincher rim. works well. I'm big so I pinch flat unless at higher psi's, so these work well for me. I'm building a fusion right now, I'll let ya know how it feels.