Velocity Aerohead wheelsets - clincher

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $320.00

Product Description

I wanted to get some low-profile wheels that were lightweight and had a decent spoke count (24/32). Big mistake! These wheels lasted 1500-2000 miles and then the rear hub froze up. I know Velocity is big in triathalons - but these wheels were crap! I will never buy any product from Velocity ever again...

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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2010

Strengths:    Attractive (they don't look like a freaking billboard!), strong enough for a larger-than-average rider, lively.

Weaknesses:    None detected so far

Bottom Line:   
The Velocity Aeroheads came on my new custom Zinn bike -- Ultegra hubs/36 spoke.
I'm not a small guy (6'4", 215#). The wheels are fairly light, strong, responsive and true. Carving corners, climbing, sprinting or just spinning along PCH, they are a joy.

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Purchased At:   Spec'd on new bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by repartocorse40 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2009

Strengths:    Great value, fairly decent weight for price, strong(curbs and all)

Weaknesses:    not very "aero" head-ish, hard to mount some conti's but no big thang

Bottom Line:   
Great training wheel. My build is heavier with stainless spokes and veloce hubs. Great all around wheels - could be entry level race for sure. I am 155lbs and my front wheel just needs the slightest bit of truing after about 2500 miles.

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Price Paid:    $300.00

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Similar Products Used:   deep-v's

Bike Setup:   bianchi 1885
centaur/chorus mixup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by loversneedpfgeraci a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight, great look. These make skidding really easy too. Usually priced very reasonably also.

Weaknesses:    Lightweight may take away from durability, and crosswinds are a problem sometimes.

Bottom Line:   
Favorite rim so far. Much lighter than the deep v's or any other rim really, and the silver color is really brilliant and looks great. They might not be as sturdy as others but i recommend these highly.

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Favorite Ride:   Tunturi fixed conversion

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