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    velocity nuvian Wheelset

    Anyone have this Wheelset or know if it is worth the money?

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    Velocity makes some bomb proof wheels. I have the Spartacus pros for almost 1000 miles now and I'm very pleased. Their hubs are v good also.
    A California ordinance states that a $500 fine will be given to anyone who detonates a nuclear device within city limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xSarahx
    Anyone have this Wheelset or know if it is worth the money?
    These are basically Velocity Aerohead rims (highly regarded) laced to Velocity hubs (made by Formula) with Wheelsmith spokes. I've ridden a pair for a couple thousand miles and they have been great. In my case, I found an ad for a shop that (Alger Cycles in MI) that would let me spec some wheels with Aerohead rims (I was particularly interested in getting the OC rear rim, as it is a good match for Campy 10 spd.) - I speced the hole count, lacing, type of spoke, color of rim. The price was right, around $225, and the weight very competitive what similarly priced wheels.

    It turns out, Alger forwards the order to the nearby Velocity USA, who built the wheels up and shipped them direct to me in a few days. The packing slip indicated these were Nuvians, so I guess I have a pair!

    Some of the other Velocity wheels (e.g. Sparticus) seem to be of the reduced spoke count type, which I wanted to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemoryl
    Some of the other Velocity wheels (e.g. Sparticus) seem to be of the reduced spoke count type, which I wanted to avoid.
    Correct. My Spartacus Pro have 16 spokes front/20 rear. I'm 170/173 pounds.
    A California ordinance states that a $500 fine will be given to anyone who detonates a nuclear device within city limits.

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    I have the Uriels, and they're way better than the wheels I was using before, although I haven't used enough different wheelsets in my limited biking career to speak authoritatively.
    Bring the pain.

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    If you're interested, I recommend Greg over at Superspokes.com for great service, especially with Velocity products. He's got or can get the entire line, and he's a very nice guy to boot.

    I have two Velocity sets coming...a Deep V in red, and the god-awful Nuvian SE in all-gold (the spokes, the hub, everything). So, stay tuned for my own reviews and photos of my new, ultra-bling Serotta.

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