Velocity Aerohead OC Rims

4/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

The Aerohead OC has the same fantastic characteristics (light weight, reliable, strong and aerodynamic) that have made the Aerohead the choice of so many road cyclists, however, the Aerohead OC rear rim is offset in its design to make spoke tension more uniform for even greater reliability and strength.

700C Drillings: 36H, 32H, 28H, 24H 32H (Black non-machined)
650C Drillings: 28H

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Veronikafan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2008

Strengths:    Asymmetrical profile allows for more even spoke tension. Light weight for a clincher. Easy to mount tires. Has held up well over a couple of big potholes with no dents.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I had my LBS build wheelset with matching regular Aerohead on the front. Built with DT double-butted spokes and brass nips, laced 3X on Dura Ace 130mm hub. I weigh 170 and ride on mixed roads. Too soon to comment on long term durability, but so far wheels have stayed perfectly true, and ride smoothly and comfortably.

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Favorite Ride:   Hunterdon Co., NJ

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Numerous clincher and tubular rims by MAVIC, Ambrosio, FiR, Campagnolo, and Matrix.

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Classic, 9 sp Dura Ace group, handbuilt wheels, 700x25c tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ebender a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2008

Strengths:    Light, semi-aero, reasonably priced

Weaknesses:    Too light? Dents more easily than most. Stay on the smooth stuff.
Also: no eyelets=pain in the ass to build

Bottom Line:   
I like the idea of the aerohead oc. It built into a wheel with more even tension than the typical rear, and the asymmetry makes it pretty cool looking. But it is what it is: a very light clincher rim. It is much less stout than most of the box-section rims I've used. Due to the offcenter design the drive side is extra broad and more vulnerable to denting than any other rim I've ever ridden. Full disclosure: I am somewhat more demanding on equipment than many. I ride my road bike up and down curbs all day long, over gnarly potholes and trolley tracks, and sometimes offroad. With heavier rims this is not a problem.

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Favorite Ride:   downtown

Purchased At:   freewheel sf

Similar Products Used:   mavic open pro, mavic ma3, deep v, etc.

Bike Setup:   road bike. i run 25c tires pumped up hard.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DaveG a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2007

Strengths:    Price. Light. Offset rim provides better spoke tension balance

Weaknesses:    None yet. Not enough miles to assess long term durability

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Velocity Aero OCR to replace a Ambrosio Balance with cracks at the eyelets (after 12,000 miles). I had the shop build in on the existing Veloce 32h hub. The Velocity seemed like a good pick as its lighter and cheaper than an Open Pro and matched the old rim pretty well. After two seasons its been problem free. That may be as much to do with the good quality build the shop did. I have no complaints thus far

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Favorite Ride:   any where I don't crash or crack

Price Paid:    $53.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Open Pro, Ambrosio Balance, Mavic MA40, Aurora Matrix

Bike Setup:   Marin Vicenza. Veloce

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