Velocity Deep V wheelsets - clincher

3.5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

The Deep V is a performance wheelset with an emphasis on durability and aerodynamics. Attributes include our super strong Deep V rims, black stainless steel straight gauge spokes and black Velocity sealed bearing hubs.
700C WEIGHT: Rear: 1128g, Front: 858g
650C WEIGHT: Rear: 1088g, Front: 818g
24 spoke radial front; 32 spoke 3 cross rear


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by gregmcdowell a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2011

Strengths:    Wheel stayed in true with a dented rim.

Weaknesses:    First rim broke after 200 miles, second rim broke after 44 miles. Velocity had my wheel for a month and didn't do anything until they were hassled about it.

Bottom Line:   
I bought a 48 spoke Velocity Chukker with a Phil Wood touring hub for $650. It should have been a bomb proof wheel but it wasn't. After a couple hundred miles, the rim had a dent in it. I don't know how it happened, but I figured I must have done something so I bought a new rim and had it rebuilt for $200. After two days and 44 miles on paved bike paths the second rim was dented. It wasn't hit by anything and only came in contact with my brakes. I'm convinced it was a defective rim. I took it to my bike shop and they called Velocity who said to send it back and they would take a look at it. A month later, nothing. I hassle the bike shop and they call Velocity. Velocity then says the rim could only get like that from an impact and that they would repair it at no charge or rebuild it for a reduced price. They sat on my wheel for a month doing nothing. They should have told me that in the first week. Velocity's customer service is horrible. I had two rims fail for no apparent reason. If you want a poor quality rim with even worse customer service, buy Velocity. I'm never purchasing another Velocity product again.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2010

Strengths:    Just a great value. The wheels ride well and have a great price point. Surprisingly strong for their weight and price. Love the color choices as you can jazz up an otherwise pedestrian ride.

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest, but a great value. Still need to see how the velocity hubs hold up after extended use - not the beefiest axle.

Bottom Line:   
Just got these a month ago for a tandem. Not really a tandem guy, but needed some strong, reasonably priced wheels for a tandem with 135 mm spacing. Hard to find something string, cheap, at a reasonable weight to hold 2 riders.

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Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   TANDEMWORKS

Bike Setup:   Land Shark Twin, Ultegra drivetrain, FSA Gossamer cranks, FSA carbon bars, etc.


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

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, reasonably priced, good looking,

Weaknesses:    a bit heavier than what I'm used to- then again; they are stronger than any wheel that I've ever ridden on as well.

Bottom Line:   
These wheels are the best. After breaking spokes on several low spoke-count racing wheels, I decided it was time to get something stronger. At 6'3 and 215 lbs., I decided to go to Bikeforums.net's Clydesdale forum. Hey, if anyone could recommend a strong, reliable wheel, a Clydesdale cyclists can. After asking the question, the responses were staggering. Easily 6 out of 10 of these big riders answered Velocity Deep Vs. I put in my order through Wheelbuilder.com and I had them within 10 days. These wheels are downright gorgeous. They even have the builder's initials and date that build was completed on a sticker inside the rim. How do they ride? Excellent! They are stiff but I hit rough patches without even a worry. It's been 15 months (7,800 miles) and these wheels haven't even needed to be trued yet. These wheels are that strong. I also noticed that several tri bikes and fixed gear bikes are running Deep Vs. If you're looking for super strong wheels, the wheels, the Deep Vs are for you.

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Price Paid:    $560.00

Purchased At:   Wheelbuilder.com

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ksyrium Elites and SLs, Neuvation M28 Aeros,

Bike Setup:   2009 Felt FA frame built up with Shimano Dura Ace 7800 components


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

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2007

Strengths:    I seriously doubt you could get a stronger, faster wheelset for $300.

Weaknesses:    Big ugly stickers

Bottom Line:   
I've got about 2K miles on my Deep V's, and I love them. They've held up well under my 235 lbs. and are still dead true, even after a high speed RR crossing that flatted both tires(Michelin Carbons at 125 PSI, no less) and dented the bead portion of both rims on one side (straightened out nicely, too!). Mine are 28 spoke front and rear. They roll fast and true, and look great after removing the too-large-for-my-taste stickers.

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Favorite Ride:   anything smooth and fast

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   SpinLite Cycling

Similar Products Used:   Gipiemme T Tre 30S that came with my used Klein--started breaking spokes on rear the first week I rode them

Bike Setup:   '95 Klein Quantum, Dura Ace drivetrain except for stock Klein pressed-in bottom bracket, Michelin Krylion Carbon tires



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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 »

Velocity Deep V's w/ Ultegra hubs-$299 or less

I was recently in the market for a new training wheelset and decided after thorough searching on RBR to go with Deep V's laced 32x on Ultegra hubs. I was able to get a set with shipping for $269 from Velomine on Ebay. Thewere listed for $299 with shipping included but I had an Ebay 10% off coupo ... Read More »

Biria single speed "Deep V"

I have been looking for a single speed/fixed gear bike for some time and I across this bike in my LBS. [URL="http://www.biria.com/bicycle/fixed-gear/deep-v"]http://www.biria.com/bicycle/fixed-gear/deep-v[/URL].Never really heard of Biria and although they are well known for their "easy boarding" bik ... Read More »

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