Velocity Deep V Rims

4.67/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

Deep cross-section for strength, aerodynamics, and reliability with machined sidewalls for improved braking performance. This is a great road racing or triathlon rim!


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigjohnla

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2012

Strengths:    Super solid, smooth rolling.

Weaknesses:    None that I can see

Bottom Line:   
I am a big, 270 pound guy. A wheels worse nightmare !! I broke a number of spokes on my stock Trek Bontrager rear wheel and was getting tired of replacing spokes. My repair guy recommended the 36 spoke Velocity Deep V with a sealed bearing Velocity hub. I have 2000 miles on this wheel and it has been through hell and back. It is still a true as the day I received it and absolutely perfect. A great wheel


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug Peterson a Commuter

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2009

Strengths:    Really strong.

Weaknesses:    Too narrow to be a great touring rim. Since the biggest tire you can mount is 32 or 35mm, it's merely a good touring rim. I wouldn't do a long self supported tour on them.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty nice. I commute daily with them with long rides and a few loaded tours in between. They remain perfectly true, which is nice since I've been plagued by wheel troubles until these rims.

Even with my 200lb weight and fifty pounds of gear on the read of the bike I have zero issues -- add all the rough dirt I ride on loaded and I can't complain.

However, at one point the rear rim was dented, but I used pliers to straighten it out more or less. No issues.

The anodizing seems to scratch very, very easily, however. Good thing I enjoy the weathered look.

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Favorite Ride:   Hurricane Ridge

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Wright Bros.

Similar Products Used:   Velocity Aerohead OC, an assortment of crappy rims before that.

Bike Setup:   Jamis Aurora tourbike. The rims are laced fourcross to Ultegra hubs. Running a 35mm tire in the rear and a 28 in front. Both Panaracer.


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

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2009

Strengths:    Reasonably light (its a single speed anyway), impeccably true, rock solid, flashy as hell.

Weaknesses:    If you have found one please inform me!

Bottom Line:   
I really love my Deep V's (red machined frnt, non rear) they are absolutely bomb proof! Built properly qith a .003" runout on both front and rear wheels, they roll unbeleivably true. They have been put through some torture as well, curb hops, potholes and all that wonderful colorado weather. Bombproof.

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Favorite Ride:   1984 nishiki Olympic 12 SS conversion

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   somewhere around her

Bike Setup:   I purchased my Nishiki a few years ago, and then never rode it until this spring. I converted it to a single speed (still has front brake) with a flip flop formula Hub (gold front and back) with Phil wood spokes, KBC yellow chain, red Pake Cranks and Red velocity Deep V's (Machined front, machined rear


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by evafrazier a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2008

Strengths:    Bombproof.
Attention-getting sexy wheels!


Weaknesses:    Braking surface is NOISY.
Painted surface is fragile.


Bottom Line:   
I built up a pair of single speed wheels using surly hubs and pink deep-v rims. These wheels went together pretty well (deep rims can be a pain for getting nipples onto spokes). These wheels seem bombproof. I'm a lightweight (125 lb) woman, but I can load this thing up with groceries and haven't had a problem yet. My only issue has been noisy braking.

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Favorite Ride:   city traffic

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   universal cycles

Similar Products Used:   EA70 wheelset, vuelta, mavic cxp21

Bike Setup:   Old schwinn steel beast single speed conversion with sugino crank, cane creek brake levers, and uber long-reach tektro brakes.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jaxgtr a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, stiff, great roll when you get going. Look great on the bike.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, but then again, so am I, so who cares.

Bottom Line:   
As a large rider, I needed strong wheels and a solid build. I recently got a new bike and wasn't thrilled with the Shimano 105 wheels. I decided to look for a 36 spoke build and after serious research, I went with a the Deep V's. They are super strong and stiff compared to what I was used to riding. After 6 month I have had no issues, but this is also a testimate to the wheel builders skill as well.

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Favorite Ride:   Southside

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Reflex, Bontrager Race Lite, Shimano WH-R550

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD9



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Wobble - Velocity Deep V's

I recently bought a set of Velocity Deep V's. Put on bike last night. Rear wheel is very true but when I was spinning wheel to check shifting on the stand I noticed the bike seemed like it wobbled a lot compare to what my old wheel did. What would the cause for this be. Hope to get out and ride af ... Read More »

36 spoke deep v and ?

just got delivered a rear 36 spoke deep v with ultegra hub and double butted spokes. Thought i would order the front if i liked the rear. Im 230 never had a problem with fronts on any wheelset. But have had problems keeping rear wheels true. question is the rear is overkill and heavy for my ... Read More »

Velocity Deep V and CK hubs. Thoughts

I''m a former racer who does mostly hard club rides now on hilly terrain. Looking to build a racing/training wheelset with Chris King hubs. Looking at 32/32 build with perhaps Velocity Deep V rims. Can't use wider rims because the tire clearance on my bike is very tight with 19mm rims and 23mm ... Read More »

Velocity Deep V wheelset

I m thinking about getting a pair of these for a fixie/ss build. I hear these are good all around wheels, but do they come with a flip-flop hub? If not, can you but just the rear rim, and lace it to a flip-flob hub? What flip-flop hubs have you guys used? What works well, and what should I avoid ... Read More »

Velocity Deep V vs. DT RR 585

So the DT RR 1.2 (aka RR 585) on my powertap wheel has a crack in it. I noticed the Velocity Deep V has the same ERD as the 585, so it would be a drop in replacement. I simply don't see the point of spending the extra money on the DT. What are your thoughts? Facts: This wheel will see heavy ... Read More »

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