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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 11-21-12, 09:50 AM   #1
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Nashbar Wheelset!

I just pulled the trigger on a set of Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset.

I have read the reviews on here and on nashbar and had long ago decided that this was going to be my replacement wheels. I have been having problems with my 2001 oem alexrim da-16's.

I had been keeping my eye on these wheels for the past few months waiting for them to come into stock. Well today they did and to my surprise along with a 20% discount promo code on any order over $50.

So I got a set of these wheels along with a new cassette shipped (to canada) for $210.

Can't wait to put them on and try them out.

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Old 11-21-12, 12:42 PM   #2
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Pretty sweet deal. Let us know how the wheels pan out.
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Old 11-21-12, 12:57 PM   #3
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I got a set of the Vuelta track wheels through Nashbar for my son's fixed gear bike... I was VERY impressed. The cones were just a bit tight, but they were perfectly true right out of the box, and still true now, a year later. Vuelta seems to be a real bargain.
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Old 11-22-12, 08:44 PM   #4
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I bought a pair of the HD's, earlier in the year. The plan was to use them until I could get enough $$ for a better custom wheelset. I saved and bought a handbuilt set and then used them for a 50 mile ride. I put the Vueltas back on. They (the handbuilt set) are hanging in the garage. I love the Vueltas and have no plans to change them. I put about 1500 miles on them. No problems with them and they are still as true as the day I got them.

Good luck with them.
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Old 11-23-12, 01:07 PM   #5
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My brother runs the Vueltas on his Fuji Cross bike (he uses the Vueltas in "road" mode with narrow slicks installed). They look sexy, and he's loved them so far. Not a ton of miles on them, but so far so good.

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Old 11-23-12, 09:34 PM   #6
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Ordered these today as well. I was concerned about these being heavy until i passed the mirror. Now i feel like i made a good choice.
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Old 11-23-12, 09:59 PM   #7
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I was impressed at The Great Look as well as the Great Ride.
Was able to install the tires by hand.

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10 wheels - they look great on your bike!
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Old 11-24-12, 11:47 AM   #9
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Thanks..They sure do. Got them for $120 on a week end sale.+ $30 shipping..I am Happy.

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Old 11-26-12, 08:26 AM   #10
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I was impressed at The Great Look as well as the Great Ride.
Was able to install the tires by hand.

Wow, they look fantastic on your bike.

My bike is black, so I am hoping they look good on mine as well. Once they arrive and I get them installed I will have to post a picture.

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It's at an odd angle, but here's another shot while you wait for your rims to show up -- my brother's 2011 Fuji cross bike.

I've also seen them "loaned" to my sis-inlaw's Scattante (dark blue frame) and they look great there too.


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Old 11-30-12, 10:20 AM   #12
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Got my wheels, I will have to do a before & after picture for you guys. They look great! I just need to install my 8 speed 11 - 28 on it.

I didn't notice it the first time I looked at your bike 10-wheel. I run a similar pump, mine might be larger though. I currently strap my pump on my top tube, I would like it better on the seat tube where you have it. I will have to play and see what I can do to move it.

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Old 11-30-12, 10:30 AM   #13
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I love mine. Only about 600 miles on them but we have rough roads and I ride a bit gravel and crushed rock too. The front was not true or properly dished when I received them but since then they have been perfect. Awesome looks and really not a lot heavier than a whole lot of wheelsets out there. I don't like flats so I run some pretty heavy tires and tubes too. When I put on my Rolf's and liter tires it is noticeable.
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Got my wheels, I will have to do a before & after picture for you guys. They look great! I just need to install my 8 speed 11 - 28 on it.

I didn't notice it the first time I looked at your bike 10-wheel. I run a similar pump, mine might be larger though. I currently strap my pump on my top tube, I would like it better on the seat tube where you have it. I will have to play and see what I can do to move it.
Get some pics up....
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Old 12-01-12, 09:07 AM   #15
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OK here are some picks that I took last night.
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I was impressed at The Great Look as well as the Great Ride.
Was able to install the tires by hand.
The wheels do look great on that BMC of yours, which is a very nice looking bike, BTW.

On an unrelated front, while I'm sure there is much to like about Texas, and lots of things I don't like about California, I noticed a total of four water bottle cages on your BMC. I drink a lot when I ride-- I carry two of these, and often refill them-- but either you really like to drink when riding, or you need all that water down there in Texas because of the weather.

OP, nice deal on those wheels, too. I thought I got a decent deal on the wheels I recently bought, after getting tired of repairing broken spokes on my Mavics (reading this motivated me to ditch the Mavics). But you got a great buy.
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I have asked my wife to buy me a set for Xmas, I hope she does!

They look great on your bike, great price too!
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Old 12-02-12, 03:03 PM   #18
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They really dress your bike up......they look great!!
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You're going to love them;-)
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Update:

So finally the weather is nice and I have my road bike out. Yeah I love the wheels!!!
Very happy with my purchase.
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Old 05-01-13, 04:45 PM   #21
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i bought a set of vueleta corsica pros for my road bike last year. 1800 miles on them still spin as true the day i took them out of the box. i weight 220 if it matters.
i liked then so much i bought a set of the HD wheels for my hybrid.

nasbar has free shipping for the next 2 days so act fast.
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