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Velomax vs. Velocity/AmClassic(6 posts)

Velomax vs. Velocity/AmClassicmass_biker
Feb 5, 2003 11:19 AM
It comes down to this - Velomax wheelset (either Circuit Comp or Ascent Comp) vs. a build incorporating American Classic Micro hubs and the Velocity Aerohead (or CR350) rim.

Looking for light/somewhat aero. I am <150lbs and need a good fast training/racing wheelset.

Feedback from folks with first hand experience on any of these setups would be greatly appreciated.

About Velomax Ascent Comps...5ive
Feb 5, 2003 7:31 PM
I canNOT recommend this wheelset-- especially not for trainning. I am a 145lbs. spinner who took a chance on a lightweight wheelset and I paid the price for it. They are superbly light and very comfortable wheels. However, they are incredibly flexy and weak. The front rubs the brake when climbing and I need to true them just about every month. I understand they have a newer version out (Ascent II) but I've regreted my purchase every time I ride these wheels.
My experience is just the opposite.Horace Greeley
Feb 6, 2003 7:39 AM
I'm a bit heavier (158 lbs), mainly a spinner, and have had zero flex and truing issues. I'm on the original Ascents, not the Ascent II. This is after almost 2K miles and some direct hits of potholes, etc. I don't dispute your observations, just wanted to mention a differing experience. Of course, I'm probably jinxed now, just like the dreaded mention of zero flats in "fill in the blank".
Feb 6, 2003 11:15 AM
I've had the Ascents for 4 years now with no problems. I only race on these but they've gotten a good 7-8K hard racing miles; only trued once during this time. I'm a very strong sprinter and really like the stiffness thep provide and the light weight is also a bonus. A fellow racer is also building a wheelset with the exact items you mentioned; I'll be interested to know how they turn out.
Just curious....Horace Greeley
Feb 6, 2003 11:22 AM
when your acents needed to be trued, did you use a local LBS or send them back to Velomax?
Just curious....Anaerobic_Nut
Feb 11, 2003 11:37 AM
Took it to the LBS; no problem. They did recommend that I lube the nipples every now and again; White lightning in fact.