Rolf Prima Vigor wheelsets - clincher

4.14/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $1048.99


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Product Description

The Vigor wheelset from Rolf Prima features their new Delta rim profile that increases the tire to rim transition and smoothes the airflow over the area to reduce drag. The wider rim profile also gives the Vigor wheelset increased stabil...


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mark satorre a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2013

Strengths:    Looks good when it doesn't break

Weaknesses:    breaks easily, poor customer service and expensive to repair.

Bottom Line:   
I'm 6 feet 220 lbs and I broke my Rolf vigor rear wheel while riding 20 miles on a regular ride. I called and emailed customer support and the only thing I got was it cost 300 bucks per wheel to fix and put decal stickers. If I want both then I have to pay another 300 dollars. For short I'm screwed and I have to buy another set of wheelsset. Better find another company with better customer support. I paid 1000 dollars for these wheels more than a year ago and I don't usually ride this everytime. I rode this total less than 500 miles. My option now is to sell this piece of crap on craigslist and find somebody that will be stupid enough to buy then broken. I'm eyeing the mavic kysyrium sl premium wheelset replacement because I read and heard a lot about these wheelset and the company's customer service rocks!

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Favorite Ride:   long rides

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   online store

Similar Products Used:   mavic and dt swiss

Bike Setup:   Specialized sworks


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

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2013

Strengths:    Lite, stiff and reliable. Do not require a lot of maintenance.

Weaknesses:    I don't like decals on these wheels. Too much of decals.

Bottom Line:   
I have 3 high-end bikes with the different wheel sets. 2009 and 2013 ZIPP 404 tubulars, 2013 ZIPP 202 clinchers and Rolf Prima Vigor. I've been racing and riding on all this wheels. The only difference I can notice is between ZIPP 404 when going over 18-20 ml/h. Other then that the Vigors performs very well as all around wheel set. Given the price and convenience of a clincher wheels these wheels is a bang for the money. Very happy that I purchased these wheels 5 years ago. In my opinion these wheels are underrated.

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Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   2009 and 2013 ZIPP 404 tubulars, 2013 ZIPP 202 and Shimano Tubless wheelset.

Bike Setup:   2008 Cervelo R3-SL
2010 Cervelo S3 TDF Limited Edition
2013 Cervelo Rca


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sdw5012 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2013

Strengths:    Stiffness, looks, hubs, value

Weaknesses:    Nothing really that I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the rolf prima vigor rs. I'm a heavier rider around 205 lbs and I contacted the guys at rolf prima directly and they recommended the extra spokes for additional stiffness. I must say the customer service was great. I wanted to wait until I got a few rides in before writing a review. I've got a few hundred miles and just raced them for the first time in a triathlon this past weekend. These things spin up so quickly and just keep on rolling. On group rides I find that I'm just coasting at times my riding partners are pedaling. The great thing about these wheels is that they are like the Swiss Army knife of bike wheels....they can be used for all types of riding. If you can only have, or like most of us afford, a single wheel set these are a great option. They aren't the lightest wheels but they climb better than the stock wheels I had. I was also looking at the American classic aero 420's but these had a wider rim so I decided on these. I can get out of the saddle to climb or sprint and I don't get the flex from these like I did with my other wheels. I I don't really have anything bad to say about these wheels. If I need another set of wheels, I'll definitely give Rolf Prima a look.

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Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Gotta ride bikes

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR Advanced 2


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve Darnell a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2012

Strengths:    Superb weight / price ratio. Easy to clean, easy to use (they spin up nice). Fast wheel. Not so common so a little bit of a head turner.

Weaknesses:    Some (very) minor flex. I can think of nothing else.

Bottom Line:   
Had these since July 2011. I'm 70kg and use this wheel for racing, sportives and all day adventures. I love hills and my bike climbs like a billy goat with these wheels on. The look godd, sound good and have been utterly reliable. Cornering - not an issue and braking with my SRAM set up has been epic. Very powerful.

All in all, my 2011 Rolf Vigors have been brilliant. Highly Recommended. Best wheel I've used (for this purpose !)

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Similar Products Used:   Spinergy Rev X, HED Tri Spoke, Corima Tri Spoke, Mavic Kyrisium Elite.

Bike Setup:   Road


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Laughlin a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2011

Strengths:    Aero, strong, light, true. Hand made.

Weaknesses:    If you ever crunch a rim, as they are paired and patented, will probably have to send to Rolf for rebuild. However, I would want that anyway.

Bottom Line:   
Rolf/Trek era paired spoke Sestieres came with a Paramount Ti. I'm 210 and these were so solid over the years I purchased Rolf Prima wheels. -- A super light Elan to replace a front wheel a motorist pretzeled. -- Later, a Vigor RS wheelset. All are true as first day on bike. The Elan is really too light for my weight yet I've used for time trials for 3 years. The Vigor RS are aero and very strong. I will keep going with Rolf Prima paired spoke aero alum wheels. (Don't trust carbon at this time.)

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Purchased At:   Rolf thru local bike

Similar Products Used:   Have had some nice wheels over the years ... Campy Record with arc'n ceil sewup rims etc. But even 36 spoke cross 3 weren't as strong as 16 spoke Rolfs.

Bike Setup:   Paramount Titanium, Campy Chorus, Reynolds carbon fork and bars.



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