Vuelta Corsa-Lite wheelsets - clincher

3.93/5 (15 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Semi-Aero Road wheelset featuring 27mm alloy CNC rims
  • Vuelta alloy cartidge bearing hubs with Shimano HG spline
  • Aero butted stainless black spokes
  • 647g/875g

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Matt

    Date Reviewed: July 31, 2015

    Strengths:    strong, stay true, roll up quickly

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought as my first upgrade, Wheels are extremely light and have lasted through several seasons with no complaints from me. No cracks like others have mentioned, and they have stayed true all the while. I'd have no problem recommending them to anyone looking for an inexpensive, light training/racing wheel

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chuck benson

    Date Reviewed: October 19, 2014

    Strengths:    Low weight, good warranty, roll up fast, inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I have almost 10,000 miles on these and they are great wheels.
    Cracked rear rim after 9 months- they sent me a new set.
    Broke spokes (3) first 4 months and only 1 since then
    I weigh 175-180 lbs- I don't think a 300$ 1500 gram set can take really heavy riders.
    I love them!

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Andrew

    Date Reviewed: May 26, 2014

    Strengths:    Low price, rolls fast

    Weaknesses:    many broken spokes, poor quality in nipples. Wheels become very noisey, creaky. When that begins to happen check you nipple as the are getting ready to fail

    Bottom Line:   
    Wanted to have a everyday value for the money wheelset that could handle my clydesdale weight.
    They lasted for about 2 years with about 150 miles per week, until the rear hub died. I could always tell when I was going to have a broken spoke or broken nipple just from the noise. But for the money they did exactly what I need

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Robert

    Date Reviewed: January 6, 2014

    Strengths:    light weight

    Weaknesses:    cheaply made

    Bottom Line:   
    I know that these are low price entry level wheels but they are really cheaply made. I have been riding for more than 20 years on many different kinds of wheels and have never broken a spoke ( I weigh 160lbs). I have had these wheels for less than six months and I have broken 3 spokes already. Luckily I broke them on the flat and not going downhill at 45mph. I have no confidence in them and they're going up in the garage never to be used again.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brad Johnson a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: May 19, 2013

    Strengths:    Light, Aero, Inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    Noisy free wheel

    Bottom Line:   
    I'll admit it, I'm cheap. I'm a mountain biker who bought a used road bike off craigslist for $350 to have something to ride when trying my first triathlon. I put about 1000 miles on the bike the first season. The bike came with Alex AKX R1.0 wheels, and by the end of the season I had broken two spokes on the rear and 5 on the front before giving up on them. And I was only 175 lbs at the time, so I wasn't thinking I was too heavy for the wheels. It was a rude awakening to the world of road biking equipment given the durability I was accustom to with mountain bike wheels.

    I have Vuelta XRP Pro wheels on my #1 mountain bike and they've been flawless for the 3 season's I had them. So I felt good about buying these Vuelta Corsa Lite's online for my road bike. I brought them into a local bike shop (still in the box) and had them check trueness and they said they were perfect. They were considerably lighter than the Alex wheels (the guy at the bike shop even said "wow"), and a little over 1 year and 2500+ miles later have proven way-more durable. My bike seems more nibble and I am better able to respond to accelerations on my group rides. The braking surface is true and consistent. Also, despite putting on almost 10 more pounds, my triathlon bike leg speeds went up around 1-1.5 mph (~21mph to ~22.5mph) on the same courses with these new wheels (no other changes to my $350 bike). And no broken spokes.

    My first ride on these I could not believe how quiet the free wheel was, I couldn't even hear it over the wind noise. That changed. After maybe a month of riding I started to think it was louder than the Alex wheel, now I'm certain it is. I have 4 bikes (including a 1992, all original) and this is easily the loudest of the four. It's not a big deal to me though, so long as they continue to be durable and fast, I don't care how much noise they make when I coast.

    Since I'm relatively new to road biking I can't compare these to any respectable wheel sets, but certainly if you are looking to upgrade wheels on a < $1500 MSRP (or more?) road bike these would be a decent, economical choice.

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    Price Paid:    $269.00

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    Similar Products Used:   Alex AKX R1.0

    Bike Setup:   Redline R750, 105/Tiagra components

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