Rolf Prima Apex wheelsets - clincher

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $600.00

Product Description

Rolf Prima Apex Road Wheelset. Apex is a lightweight category wheel system that delivers extraordinary value and ride performance. Ideal for the budget-minded cyclist who is not willing to trade-off the quality and long-term stability associated with hand

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2010

Strengths:    Good value, pretty light, strong, stay true, look good.

Weaknesses:    There are lighter wheels out there, easier to repair.

Bottom Line:   
Got a good deal on these and have loved them since I put them on the bike. I'm a light rider (150#), but have ridden them pretty hard for the last year, and have had absolutely zero problems with them. I hit a concrete edge last weekend at about 40 mph, and thought the front wheel was going to buckle, but got to a stop and was astonished to see not a dent.

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Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   Mavic

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Pat a Commuter

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2009

Strengths:    light.

Weaknesses:    spokes losen, rear hub, spokes snap.

Bottom Line:   
I got these wheels from Nashbar in early 2008. I noticed some problems with the freehub not spinning well and/or interfering with the axle which caused me to send them back to Rolf for a $70 repair. At that time, I felt happy with the wheels. They were light and stiff and climbed well. In 2009, I noticed the wheels started to flex a lot on climbs and hit the brake pads when out of the saddle (I'm about 180pounds). Their site directed me to a shop for repair that didn't actually repair Rolf stuff (wtf?). I eventually found another place that re-tensioned the wheel for me. Later, more issues with the rear hub forced me to put in a spacer which screwed up my gearing. The final straw happened two days ago. THe last race in a series, I'd prepared 6 months for, 20 mile up-hill climbing race and a spoke on the rear wheel snaps without warning, making the bike un-rideable. I think I had about 4000miles on the wheels.

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

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2009

Strengths:    Value, quality, price

Weaknesses:    Light but not extremely light. Rolf uses internal spoke nipples with very high tension. May be hard to find replacement spokes at LBS and LBS may not have a lot of experience truing these type wheels.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these using a discount code and got a good deal. They are a decent mid-weight wheel that have stayed true for over 5000 miles. I weigh about 160 lbs and occasionally ride on rough roads and have hit my share of small potholes. These were a replacement for very old OEM wheels that weighed more than 2000 grams. I noticed an improvement in my ability to accelerate (and thus not get dropped) and have much better control on fast downhills.

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Favorite Ride:   Blueridge Parkway

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Bike Setup:   1993 Trek 2200, upgraded to Ultegra/DA, Sram compact crank.

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Weight of 12' Masi Evoluzione Apex?

Just curious to know what these weighed stock. I've made considerable changes and am looking for comparison. Thanks in advance. BrandonRead More »

SRAM Apex crank bolt creaking

After a few weeks of trial and error, I think I've figured out the reason for my excessive BB creaking to be the tension bolt on the non-drive side crank arm on my Apex crankset. I have to torque it down past the recommended spec, but it quiets down when I do. Then I'll ride for a while and it'll ... Read More »

Windsor Falkirk/Apex - Better deals?

Hi, I'm a returning biker but consider me a newbie I guess. I've searched for opinions on the brand, model etc and couldn't really find specifically what I was looking for so I have a few questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated: 1) Is there a better deal with SRAM on it at this price? 2) ... Read More »

Apex Derailleur -----> Dura Ace 7900

My Trek Speed Concept came with Apex components and it shifts okay... but coming from a 105 drive train, a bit clunky in comparison. So I've been thinking about drive train upgrades and I'm to the derailleur. Was thinking about using a Force or Red but the Dura Ace seems to be awesome and a decent ... Read More »

Cannondale Supersix 6 Apex

[COLOR=#000000]Anybody ridden the Supersix 6 with Apex? I think it is from 2012, MSRP $2220. I'm looking at one locally and the seller will let it go for $1200. Seller says that it was ridden less than 100 miles. Have not seen the bike in person yet so it is hard to say if this is true, but the whit ... Read More »

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