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Old 02-22-08, 01:07 PM   #1
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Quality Wheelset?

I am pretty damn poor and I'm trying to find a wheelset that's quality, yet not overy expensive. If it must be slightly used, that's even a possibility to me. Does anybody have any opinions on Vuelta XRP wheelsets?
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Old 02-22-08, 01:09 PM   #2
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formula hubs / mavic cxp22 will treat you right till you know whats what.

there is also a lot of info in hear so search around and let us know any questions you come up with.

cant help with any info on the Vuelta's
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Old 02-22-08, 01:28 PM   #3
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I rocked the vuelta xrp for a while and they were great. I have sold the bike and the new user still has them on there. If I were going to buy a similary priced wheelset today tho I would get the cxp22/formula from bicyclewheels.com

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formula to dp18 is cheap as hell and has been beaten to the ground by many people on here
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While I had my bike built up with Velocity Deep V's and Suzue and admire their strength, if I was doing it all over again, I'd go a different route. Those suckers are just plain too heavy for my tastes now.
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formula to dp18 is cheap as hell and has been beaten to the ground by many people on here
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They are pretty heavy though. I'm looking to change over to some 32h formula + open pros soon.
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thanks guys.

i found a set of the vuelta's brand new on ebay for 90 bucks, that's why i asked.
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couldn't finish watching that. i am not buying it, it's in stock and buy it now. so monday i'll buy it =D
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ive got the vuelta xrp wheelsetand ive had no problems with it! plus its a great deal on bike island
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Don't have any experience to compare it to, but I too have the Bike Island Vuelta XRP set. The only other stuff I've ridden is '80s mid level stuff.

I did NOT use the cog and lock ring supplied with the Vueltas. I bought Surly stuff. I'm not a crazy skidder, or weigh much, but I've skip stopped plenty of times without stripping the hub. I am still using the cheapy Kenda tires, and crappy rim tape. I don't remember much about it, I just remember it seeming really cheap. No flats though.
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I have the bicyclewheels.com cxp22/formula clincher set in black - great wheelset for a great price, so far so good.
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For quality you won't be able to beat a handbuilt wheelset on quality components
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