Rolf Prima Vector Comp wheelsets - clincher

3.79/5 (85 Reviews)


Product Description

  • spokes 18h front, 20h rear
  • 700c clincher wheels
  • Lightweight precision cartridge bearing hubset
  • Greater radial and lateral strength
  • Aero cross-section spokes
  • Deeper section aero rim
  • Reduced spoke count


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by singraham046 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: November 4, 2010

    Strengths:    Stiff and responsive, aero and handle 35 mph cross-winds well, sure-footed at 50mph descent, remain true over quite bumpy surfaces.

    Weaknesses:    NONE!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    The Rolf Vector Comp wheels came with my LeMond Zurich perchased in 2001. I weigh 165 and average 3000-4000 miles per year. What can I say, the wheels have over 30,000 miles and finally I'll be replacing them because of rim wear from brakes. Never had to true them up, never broke a spoke. they are as close to bullet-proof as anything.

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    Favorite Ride:   Boulder to Carter Lake

    Purchased At:   Wheat Ridge Cyclery,

    Similar Products Used:   This my first and only serious road bike

    Bike Setup:   LeMond Zurich 853 steel frame, Ultegra triple chain ring combined with 12-25 cluster, Vittoria Rubino 25mm tires


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by WetPaint a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: September 20, 2010

    Strengths:    lighter overall wieght

    Weaknesses:    hubs, rims, reliability, stiffness

    Bottom Line:   
    First few months riding these wheels I noticed that the they are a bit lighter overall but the rims are a bit heavier that most entry level wheels (mavic, easton, fulcrum, ect.) so the are a harder to get up to speed and once they are there they ride like a dream. I have had problems with the hubs and rims, I have done six hub overhauls and four truings for both the front and rear due to the paired spokes and old bearings. If these wheels find a good home and have an owner who doesn't beat the s*** out of them racing they are great and will last forever. For racing and hard traing these are one of the least reliable wheels I have ever owned.

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    Favorite Ride:   Cycle Science

    Purchased At:   stock

    Similar Products Used:   mavic ksyrium elite, zipp 808/404

    Bike Setup:   Kestrel 200 sci frame, Sram Force groupset, Mavic ksyrium elite (trainers), Zipp 808r/404f (racers)


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

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2008

    Strengths:    Extremely strong! Very little maintenance required.

    Weaknesses:    There are lighter wheels out there, if you care about that. Also: these are out of production and you can't get parts.

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels came on my Klein, and I was astonished when the rear lasted 3x longer than any other wheel, including one with 36 heavy duty spokes. I always had trouble with wheels: broken axles, spokes, nipples, etc., until Rolf came into my life. Now I am sad because parts are not available for these any more. For a few years I had the rear rebuilt when the rim began to crack, at about 8k-10k miles, but I guess I'm done with that now.

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    Favorite Ride:   Honey Run

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic Aksium, various other wheels from Wheelsmith, etc.

    Bike Setup:   Stock 1998 Klein Quantum Race


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

    Date Reviewed: March 16, 2007

    Strengths:    Very low Maintenance

    Weaknesses:    hummm.....none!

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm 220 race weight. Winter 225lbs. These wheels are incedible! I have never had any issues with my hubs, trued front and back maybe 3 times..always dependable !!
    (simple),fixable and now there popping spokes.
    i'll just re-spoke and keep on.......

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    Favorite Ride:   rosman, nc

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Bontrager, Mavic..
    Don't remember the models...


    Bike Setup:   These wheel have been on both steel and aluminum frames..three bikes!


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by MTBerwithroadrash a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2007

    Strengths:    absolutely bombproof
    roll nicely (hold speed)


    Weaknesses:    on the heavy side

    Bottom Line:   
    I've used these wheels for training off and on since 2001, because I can't find anything that is more bombproof. I wouldn't want to race on them (they're an oafish 1900g for the set) but for training they are perfect. The set I have must have at least 20k miles on them and I've adjusted the rear hub once and never had to true the wheels. I'm a pretty light rider, but after 20k miles you would think that they would have come out of true at least a little bit...

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    Favorite Ride:   anything

    Purchased At:   found them in my bas

    Similar Products Used:   various hubs matched with open pro rims
    ambrosio somethingheavies
    other random training wheelsets
    a bunch of race wheelsets


    Bike Setup:   Felt F55 DA, fizik, easton bar etc etc. A reliable race setup basically.



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    Rolf Vector Comp vs Mavic Ksyrium Elite

    I have two quite different bikes from 1999 that I ride occasionally, but only occasionally, and both have similar wheelsets. Both are 9 speed so compatibility is fine. Wondering which wheels to keep. One bike is a Reynolds 853 drop bar racing bike, the other is a Trek Y-Foil setup for Tri. One ... Read More »

    Rolf Vector Comp Spokes?

    Broke a spoke on the rear drive side yesterday. Just snapped on a climb up a very smooth road. Anyway wondering where I could get one (or more)? Im in Ireland and havent had much luck so far with lbs around.Read More »

    Rolf Vector Comp Freehub

    I'm not sure which year my wheelset is from but the rear wheel has 20 spokes and the hub bearing is the cup and cone style. Recently my shifting has been sketchy and when I really get on it I've been slipping a tooth here and there. When I was rebuilding my hub the other day I noticed that there was ... Read More »

    Rolf Vector Pro Vs. Vector Comp Wheels?????

    Hi, I have a Lemond road bike that came with Rolf Vector Comp wheels. I just upgraded the front wheel to a Vector Pro (have not been able to ride it yet) and am thinking of upgrading the rear as well. I found a good deal on ebay and purchased a Vector Pro rear which is in the mail, but I am h ... Read More »

    Rolf Vector Pro Vs. Vector Comp Wheels?????

    Hi, I have a Lemond road bike that came with Rolf Vector Comp wheels. I just upgraded the front wheel to a Vector Pro (have not been able to ride it yet) and am thinking of upgrading the rear as well. I found a good deal on ebay and purchased a Vector Pro rear which is in the mail, but I am h ... Read More »

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