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Old 06-21-07, 03:13 PM   #1
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Velocity Deep V's for cross?

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.
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Old 06-21-07, 05:52 PM   #2
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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.
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Why would you want to make your wheels 300 grams heavier than necessary?

Good rim by all means, but heavy
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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.
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At your weight, you can probably ride whatever rim you want. Find something lighter.
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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.
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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
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Deep-V rims are pretty narrow. How big of a tire can you put on them?
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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.
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got it. i wasn't really aware of the weight...but thought they might be good because of their aero/mud/sand cutting properties.
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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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