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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-03-09, 12:32 PM   #1
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Vuelta Corsa HD Wheels

Hi all I'm a Clyde just joining the forum. Has anybody had any experience with Vuelta Corsa HD wheels? I am looking to upgrade my wheels and they look like they could be a viable option.
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Old 06-03-09, 01:23 PM   #2
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It appears they may be, just have them hand tensioned when they get to you.
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If you're checking them out at Nashbar, you can't beat that price. Follow Tom's advice and bring them to your LBS to have them hand stressed and tensioned by a for-real-human-being before riding them and they should be fine. I've got a big-box-bike-shop machine built wheel that I stressed/tensioned myself and it's holding up really well.
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Old 06-03-09, 05:37 PM   #4
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yeah I am checking them out at Nashbar and thanks for the input.
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Well, I ordered the Vuelta Corsa HD wheelset last night from Nashbar. I will report back once I receive them and put some miles on them.
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Sorry to revive a 6 month old thread, but thought my input may be valuable since the OP never responded with a review.

These.wheels. ROCK. For the price (I got them on sale and with a special coupon for $129), these things spin forever. I have about 1,000 miles on them and whichever bike they are on has become my new favorite ride for my 8 mile (one way) commute. These wheels are solid, however the only issue I've had with them so far is in mounting a 700x35 tire, the Forte Gotham. I had a LOT of trouble, blowing one tube, and unable to get the bulge by the valve stem to go away. I've changed many a tube/tire in my life, and this was difficult. Started thinking maybe the rim was not rated for a 35 tire, so going back to what rolls well - the 700x25 or 700x28. Could just be the tire itself, but not risking a blowout going down a hill at 40 mph.

Hope this helps any Clydes out there looking for a good inexpensive wheelset.
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will a 23 work on here? These are my next set after I get Socalriders Mavic 36h rear! Anyone want a da-22 shaped like an egg?
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