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Old 12-30-06, 08:36 AM   #1
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Wheelset

hello all, I'm thinking about getting a new wheelset. Any opinions about the velocity deep-v track wheels?
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Old 12-30-06, 08:42 AM   #2
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oh man your asking for it.
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Old 12-30-06, 09:12 AM   #3
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oh man your asking for it.
huh?
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Old 12-30-06, 09:17 AM   #4
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oh god, my bad. I just realized there's already been a million threads about this. my bad, all.
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Old 12-30-06, 09:17 AM   #5
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these folk are sick of people who are new and care about stuff,
my advice,
if its cheap its cheap for a reason, hubs and rims are important
just match your budget with what you like but dont be stingy. (if you want them to last)
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I ride velocitys, they are great. the deep v seems to take bumps and jumps a lot better than box rims. I recommend.
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huh?
a lot of people on here hate the deep v.
not sure why tons of people ride them.
and they seem almost bullet proof unless you get some defected one.
It seems that frames bends and break before the wheel does.
a bit on the heavy side.
but non machined ones look soooooo pretty
people have different experiences with them.

I ride Velocity aeroheads and like them alot.
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yeah, I hear the aeroheads are nice and a lot lighter. I have to admit I like the look of the deep-v's though.

Either way, what I'm really looking for is advice on a solid wheelset that looks good and will withstand hard city riding, but that I can still use for the track and other races.
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a lot of people on here hate the deep v.

...for the same reasons people hate the Bianchi Pista.

Percieved popularity and newbie umbiquity.

I have owned and appreciated both. A little heavy, but you won't be riding crits or entering a cyclocross race, I imagine.

To be totally honest, the naysayers are a small minority of the overall fixed-gear population. I am saddened and amazed that those few have turned away so many, both new and old members of the forum.

A change is gonna come.
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Either way, what I'm really looking for is advice on a solid wheelset that looks good and will withstand hard city riding, but that I can still use for the track and other races.
Deep-V's or Mavic Open Pro's. Old G40's(Mavic) are excellent.
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for the money they are very durable, work great, and usually look pretty cool. sealed bearings plus deep v = not a whole lot you havta worry about. that's nice sometimes. go for it.
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Mavic CXP33..way better rim
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yeah, I hear the aeroheads are nice and a lot lighter. I have to admit I like the look of the deep-v's though.
not knowing much, I did some research and picked the deep-v for a wheelset to build, primarily because seattle streets are garbage and I'm a pretty heavy rider, and a friend recomended them who is also a bigger guy. I had no idea until later they were the new hotness/status symbol/cliche. My point is if I was a lighter guy I might have got the aeroheads or something else entirely, but the deep-v made sense for me.
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Either way, what I'm really looking for is advice on a solid wheelset that looks good and will withstand hard city riding, but that I can still use for the track and other races.
i think that if you're looking for something that's gonna withstand hard city riding, you should be looking for a good builder rather than just specific rims and hubs. a good wheelbuild by someody with experience is going to hold up more than all the deep v's in san francisco put together^2. it might cost you a few bucks more, but it's worth it to find a shop you like and support them instead of just buying some hastily built wheel from greatbicyclewheelsdotcomslashindexdothtm or where ever.

stroll into some bike shops around you and see what they have and what they can get, and what they recommend. formula and surly hubs are good, midlevel, generally affordable hubs. mavic and velocity make lots of solid rims. i like velocity aeroheads, because the deep v is a bit much, kind of unnecessary, and overly stylish for me.
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if I was a lighter guy I might have got the aeroheads or something else entirely, but the deep-v made sense for me.
I am a pretty light guy (155lbs), but I do ride hard. as for the claim that a custom built wheel is what's really important, I work at a shop and so getting it custom built is a given, that's why I'm asking about opinions about rims.
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not knowing much, I did some research and picked the deep-v for a wheelset to build, primarily because seattle streets are garbage and I'm a pretty heavy rider, and a friend recomended them who is also a bigger guy. I had no idea until later they were the new hotness/status symbol/cliche. My point is if I was a lighter guy I might have got the aeroheads or something else entirely, but the deep-v made sense for me.
I'm 215lbs and rocking the aeroheads fine.
I got a great wheel builder though.
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are you a diver?

if you like the colors the aeroheads also come in colors. sturdy enough and the same price most of the time. just pick what look you want.
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I'm 215lbs and rocking the aeroheads fine.
I got a great wheel builder though.
yeah but i'm running 28 spokes front/32 rear. I'm probably 220 with gear.
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get what you like the only problem I have with deep vs and deep vs only is the weakness of the tire flange it simply deforms too easy the rims stay true and round quite well but the tire flange

oh and by the way there are much lighter cheaper and better made options
i.e. mavic open sports cost a little more but they are welded instead of pinned and they are mavic what else do I have to say
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something to consider with the DeepV:
you cannot get a washer/eyelet into the rim, but the raised portion is typically stronger than on a box style rim without a washer.

however - the Mavic CXP-33 and the SunRingle Swift Tai both have a unique (I believe it was developed by Mavic) washer system (internal aluminum eyelets) in place, giving a bit more durability to the spoke hole on the rim over the DeepV.
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something to consider with the DeepV:
you cannot get a washer/eyelet into the rim, but the raised portion is typically stronger than on a box style rim without a washer.

however - the Mavic CXP-33 and the SunRingle Swift Tai both have a unique (I believe it was developed by Mavic) washer system (internal aluminum eyelets) in place, giving a bit more durability to the spoke hole on the rim over the DeepV.

werd my cxp22s have that same eyelet alex came out with one this year too
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I have velocity aeroheads laced to campy record hubs. I have never really ridden any quality 700c's before this. I tell you though... they feel bomb-proof. I like the deep v's but I think the aeroheads are nicer, and from what I hear, they are lighter.
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I have never ridden them so i'll keep my armchair expertise to myself. I think they look good on certain bikes, with that said, I much prefer them with a non-machined sidewall. To me the machining of the sidewall kills the overall look of the deep v.
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