Velocity Aerohead Rims

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

This is one of our favorite and our most popular road rims. Stiff for sprints, light for climbs. Available with machined sidewalls.

700C Drillings: 36H, 32H, 28H, 24H 36H, 32H, 28H (Black non-machined), 20H (Black and Silver, machined only)
650C Drillings: 32H, 28H, 24H


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

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight
Excellent combination of strength, aerodynamics, and comfort
Machined sidewalls for good braking


Weaknesses:    None, that I am aware of, if properly built

Bottom Line:   
This is a fine alternative to DT and Mavic rims. This clincher is considerably lighter than the competition, due to it's lack of eyelets, weighing just 403g on my digital scale. Rim profile is 20mm wide and 20mm deep, for optimal comfort and strength.
Any handbuilt wheel is only as good as the skill of the wheelbuilder. My wheels are built by Peter Chisholm of Vecchio's, Boulder, Co., one of the best wheelbuilders in the country. Even at my 175+ lbs. weight, this rim, built with ultralight DT Revolution spokes, has stayed perfectly true for thousands of miles over some horrid NJ roads.

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Favorite Ride:   Hunterdon Co., NJ

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Vecchio's

Similar Products Used:   Mavic, FiR, Campagnolo, Ambrosio, Matrix, you name it

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Classic
Dura Ace components
Vittoria tires


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Iasonas a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2008

Strengths:    Reasonably priced, light, responsive, good breaking, you name it

Weaknesses:    Nothing that I can trace

Bottom Line:   
Had these for some 500 miles and no truing needed yet. Ver reasonably priced and as i got them on Phil Wood hubs, and Continental Attack/Force tires they are as smooth as velvet.

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Purchased At:   Bens Cycle and Fitne

Bike Setup:   1970's Raleigh Carlton Supercourse, totally refurbished with Campagnolos, Phil Wood hubs and bb, podercoated original frame and original Weinman brakes.


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

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2008

Strengths:    Have not needed truing. Reliable. Pretty good weight.

Weaknesses:    Flex. My rear brake rubs every time I climb out of the saddle (~300W). This should not happen . . .

Bottom Line:   
I had these built into a PowerTap SL with DT Swiss spokes (I think double butted, non-aero). I'm 140#. These are fine rims, pretty lightweight, and a good value. They have yet to need truing. The rim does not have eyelets in it, and there is some buildup/corrosion from the salt on these damned New England roads, but I don't think it is permanent damage.

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Similar Products Used:   My other wheelsets are Ksyrium Elites (also flex some) and Reynolds DV46UL (no flex)

Bike Setup:   C-dale R5000 Caad 8, Dura-Ace. Lots of dents.



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