Cyclocross - Velocity Deep V's for cross?
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Anyone run 'em for cross (racing)? Seems like they'd be good, but not sure.
Why or why not?
i'm about 140-145 lbs.
06-21-07, 05:52 PM
My LBS has convinced me to go with Reynolds Solitudes. I weight what you weigh. Maybe -5lbs. I see a lot of Velocity wheels here too, though.
06-22-07, 01:12 AM
Why would you want to make your wheels 300 grams heavier than necessary?
Good rim by all means, but heavy
06-22-07, 06:19 AM
my cross bike is my all around bike (commuting, light trail use, etc.) and i love deep v's for that application. if i were building a race-specific wheelset i'd go lighter. and i'm ~15 lbs heavier than you are.
06-22-07, 09:54 AM
At your weight, you can probably ride whatever rim you want. Find something lighter.
06-22-07, 11:42 AM
The Vs are nearly 2000g -- about the same as Mavic Equipes. The Solitudes are ~1500g and less than $400. I could shave a couple hundred more grams by spending four figures, but that seems silly to me.
06-22-07, 08:24 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Velocity Deep V were made for CX.
Don't know how true that is, but they are really strong
06-23-07, 09:49 AM
Deep-V rims are pretty narrow. How big of a tire can you put on them?
Seems like the bottom line would be yes, you can use them, but I don't know why you would want to. I have a set of Vs laced to ultegra hubs that I use as a general ride around town wheel. They are sinfully heavy and roll every bit as heavy as the look and feel. Get something lighter.
got it. i wasn't really aware of the weight...but thought they might be good because of their aero/mud/sand cutting properties.
06-25-07, 09:38 AM
hell if you can muscle the weight then why not? but like everyone else said, there might be cheaper better alternatives.
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