Vuelta Corsa Super-Light Wheelset Pro Review by Twain Mein
- Light alloy rims at a competitive price point
- 20 spoke front, 24 spoke rear with triple-butted aero and stainless steel spokes, sealed cartridge bearings and “lubeable” cassette body.
- 27mm rim
- Claimed: weight — Front: 607 grams, Rear: 835 grams, 1442 total. Actual — Front: 650 grams, Rear: 870 grams, 1520 total, +78 grams (5.4%)
- $400 msrp for the pair
This is a follow up review to the Vuelta Corsa Carbon 50 clinchers.
These are impressive wheels, especially for the unbelievably reasonable price point of just $400 for the set, including quick release skewers. They feature the same “fast looking” red and black graphics and deliver on their promise.
The wheels feature 20/24 spoke rims with triple-butted stainless spokes, and the awesome “lubeable” cassette body. They also have the same excellent quick release levers featured in the Corsa Carbon 50 clinchers. And while not as light as the claimed 1442 grams (they came in at 1520), they are relatively light and very strong.
Often times with aluminum rims, you can see the seam and joint which is at the opposite side of the nipple hole. And, as you can see from the pictures, it was impossible to see the joint in the rim, compared to another competitor. This is a nice touch and hints at the fine finishing work.