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Bontrager vs. Vuelta disc brake wheelsets for cyclo-x/commuter frame?
Does anyone have any experience with these two wheelsets?
Bontrager Select Disc Road
- $259 + S/H = ~$280
VueltaUSA XRP PRO 700c Cyclo Cross Disc
- $237.95 shipped
I'm building up a better commuter for 2010 and will be running disc-brake road wheels. I'm considering my options (which are few) and came across these Vuelta wheels on eBay. I'm not familiar with Vuelta so I'm assuming they are a made in Taiwan internet brand. However, for that matter I'm sure the Bontrager's are made in Taiwan as well.
Both wheelsets are a little porky for each set (Bont. = 1925 g.; Vuelta = 2025+ g. for Road Pro set - no weight given for this disc brake version), but this is more of a budget commuter build and I don't intend to spend top dollar for the lightest kit. This bike will spend it's day in a bike rack while I'm at work, so I don't want the most expensive gear sitting in the open getting beat around or subject to theft either. It will be sitting out rain or shine, so seal quality is also a consideration.
The fact that the Vuelta's can run rim brakes is attractive (if I ever switch or sell them in the future) as well as being ~$40 cheaper, but I know nothing of their quality. I'll spend the extra $40 on the Bontragers if these are junk wheels.
Any feedback would be great!
Edit - There is also a Vuelta Pro SL Disc wheelset - 1880 g./set - $280 shipped.
Last edited by zanq; 01-04-10 at 11:22 AM.
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