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Paging Atpjunkie, re: Velocity wheels(9 posts)

Paging Atpjunkie, re: Velocity wheelsTWD
Sep 23, 2003 4:20 PM
Saw your post below (didn't want to hijack that thread any further). If I recall correctly you're running a wheelset with Fusion rear/aerohead front.

Do you have any serious mileage on them yet?
I'm anxious to see how well the aerohead holds up for you in the front this cx season, since I'm almost your size (save 2 inches and 20lbs) and from reading some of your previous posts I'm guessing we have a somewhat similar riding style.

I'll probably ask you how they're doing later in the season, since that's about when I'll be building up my next wheel set.

Oh, and was that a set of velocity tubulars I saw in those pics of your Ridley the other day? Nice looking bike by the way.

And now.....the velocity rims fan club group hug......everybody join in!!!
re: Paging Atpjunkieatpjunkie
Sep 23, 2003 4:56 PM
aeroheads on Ridley are actually clinchers. Tires are Tub/Clincher. My tubie wheelset is 90's era Rigida Crit wrim with Ult. hub. that will have 34 Tufo Elites. Aeroheads saw a whole season and I never re-trued, F and Rear! that bike gets less duty than the S-Works (before drop out break), I did about 70/30 training on the S-Works and racing was about 60/40 to the Ridley. So I didn't bang the aeroheads around as much as the S-Works rims (which were Mavic O/P's) I destroyed the rear, the front is okay. I replaced the O/P rear with the fusion and since I had such luck with the aeroheads, I'll swap the front O/P when it dies.
RE; the Ridley...thx. can you believe that whole bike cost me under a grand? Viva La Farnkenbike!!!!!
in the immortal words of the Teletubbies..GROUP HUG
Thanks for the info.TWD
Sep 24, 2003 7:54 AM
I'm not sure if I wan't to go with the Aerohead in the rear or the fusion. I haven't decided what I want to use the wheelset for when I rebuild it. Lighter weight race wheels, and I'll go with the Aeroheads. If I want bombproof do anything wheels, I may run the fusions.

The aeroheads do come in more colors, and they got an asymetrical rear rim that is supposed to build up into a stronger wheel.

By the way.....those teletubbies frighten me.
re: Paging Atpjunkie, re: Velocity wheelsSJT
Sep 23, 2003 6:23 PM
If you're looking for some real world info on the Aeroheads I can help you out. I've been riding a set built by Mike Garcia ( for the past 4 months and have put a few hundred miles on them, both on and off road. The off road rides were quite hard.

I've raced them twice in mountain bike races and basically beat the hell out them when ever I ride them on the dirt. They have held up exceptionally well despite the abuse. They have never been out of true, but in one of the races I hit a technical section really fast and wound up pinch flatting and causing the sidewall on the rear rim to bend in slightly. I run disc brakes so the spot doesn't affect me in any way, but if I was using rim brakes I would probably have to attempt to straighten it out or it would affect my braking.

So that's my experience so far. I weigh about 170 and I'm looking forward to testing these wheels this cross season. Hope this helps.
Sep 24, 2003 5:57 AM
I have a wheelset with an Aerohead in the front (28h 3x) and a Deep V in the rear (32h 3x) and have had NO real issues with either of these rims. The front wheel with the Aerohead is amazingly light (Ringle hubs, DB spokes). They have not been raced due to the lack of CX racing in Chicago but they have seen 3k miles of commuting on city streets and some singletrack. I go 190 lbs. and have been pretty happy with the Aerohead. I'll even bunny hop a curb or a log from time to time and the rims hold up fine!

Also, kudos to Mike Garcia at He hooked me up with the Fusions and the Wheelsmith spokes that are in the picts in thread below. Mike has great prices and is not afraid to give you some advice about rims... I cannot recommend him enough!
re: Paging Atpjunkie, re: Velocity wheelsTWD
Sep 24, 2003 7:57 AM
Thanks for the info.

I'm running a set of the aeroheads on my road bike. Haven't ever put them on my cross bike, since I didn't want to take any chances trashing them.

Sounds like they will do fine though.
Velocity Fusion userskip work to ride
Sep 23, 2003 7:33 PM
I am running these on my cross bike (built by Dave Thomas for the road. I am 159 6'0"tall. They are great. Cheap strong and fast.
re: Paging Atpjunkie, re: Velocity wheelsMShaw
Sep 24, 2003 12:13 PM
I've been running a pair of the Velocity Escape tubular rims on my cross bike. Similar to the Aerohead, but in a tubie version...

I'm about 175-180 this time of year and they hold up well.

I had an aerohead road wheelset that I really liked (till the hubs crapped out...).

I would say for overall...atpjunkie
Sep 24, 2003 12:41 PM
Fusion Rear, Aerohead front for a big guy race set. I like the deep vees but they are narrow and make it hard for bigger tires. Fusion is also lighter than the deep vee,