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New wheels(6 posts)

New wheelsmort
Sep 9, 2002 3:05 AM
I am upgrading my wheels, I have narrowed the choice down to Rolph Vectra comp, Rolph Vectra Pro, Mavic Ksyrium or Shimano Ultegra. Any recommendations?
how about the AM Classic 350's from....IAmtnbikr
Sep 9, 2002 3:42 AM, they are $385 and come in WAY lighter than any of those wheelsets- around the 1325 gram area.
how about the AM Classic 350's from....mort
Sep 9, 2002 5:55 AM
I am in the UK, I've read the reviews on this site but never seen anywhere to buy them
re: New wheelsNo_sprint
Sep 9, 2002 8:44 AM
Why Rolf at all? Those wheels haven't been made in a couple years, aren't currently being made, have always been subject of bad reviews and I don't believe there is any warranty at all. Rolf is not a viable company right now at all.

2nd on the American Classic recommendation. Serious bang for your buck. I've got a pair. 420s.
re: New wheelsTrekFurthur
Sep 9, 2002 9:46 AM
I have no knowledge of Am Classic wheels.

However, to address some inconsistencies in the above posters statements:

Rolfs haven't been distributed by Trek for one (1) year.

Rolfs are currently still being made (

Rolf Vector Pros have a 4+ review rating on this website

If you have problems with Rolfs you bought from an authorized Trek dealer (or that came on a Trek bike), Trek will warranty them, though you'll probably get Bontrager wheels back.

Having said all that, I wouldn't buy a used Rolf, as there is no warranty support in that instance. Also, the American Classics look purty (so do the Zipps).
Further inconsistencies aboveNo_sprint
Sep 9, 2002 9:55 AM
I doubt pre-Trek Rolfs will be warrantyable at all. Can they even be fixed if there's a problem? Who knows.

Nothing in the reveiw section here gets bad reviews.

Rolfs have always been subject to bad reviews in real life, coming out of true, etc.

Rolf has been *working on* those wheels for quite some time now. They are not being made at this time and are not purchasable. He (just a guy working on some ideas) is not a viable company right now.