Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Weinmann dp18 Vs. Velocity Deep V

    Are the velocity wheels worth the extra cash?

  2. #2
    not actually Nickatina andre nickatina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    4,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depends on if you value weight or not. Painted Weinnmans run 710g (a.k.a. they're about the heaviest rim you can buy). Velocitys are in the 520-580g range. Neither are aero, both ride like **** (IMO) and are dying trends (bright colored Deep V's are gaudy and on the way out if you care about such things). You're probably better off with a lower profile rim like Aeroheads, Fusions, CXP33 or Open Pro.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it really depends what you're riding for, I don't feel my Weinnmans are too heavy in the slightest bit for street riding, even if I do live in a very hilly place. I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you have money to burn. But if it's weight your worried about in the first place, I'd say deep v's aren't you answer overall. Again, preference rules all.

  4. #4
    Sharp Volcano Soul Mate Killypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    503
    Posts
    38
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I second the sentiments of him above me. I have had no weight problems with my DP18s. However if you do like shiny wheels and pretty colors, the powdercoat on the DP18s isn't that fabulous. It's not bad, just the colors aren't very vibrant. And Deep Vs come in anodized coats too, which are very, very shiny.

  5. #5
    not actually Nickatina andre nickatina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    4,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just wonder how you guys would feel about your Weinnmans if you rode around for a few days on some Open Pros or Aeroheads laced with nice double butted spokes.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Skooongie's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    72' Schwinn SS
    Posts
    64
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    where's the best place to buy decent rims?

    LBS?

    online?

  7. #7
    not actually Nickatina andre nickatina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    OR
    Posts
    4,447
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any place that builds them by hand.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i currently own DP-18's in silver machined finsh with formula hubs 32h.. I find it quite good for the price. The finish in silver is probably the most eye pleasing. cause the other colours seem to be "bad quality" compare to velocity.

    if you have the extra cash, go for the velo's if you want a nice clean coloured rim. but if your on a budget, go with Dp-18's in silver.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Dp's also have an extra wall Ive heard.. They are double walled rims compared to the velos which are singles? anyone that can confirm this? At any rate, I had a set of Dps and then sold them for a set of custom built velo deep v up front, and a cadence niobium 30 deep v out back with double butted spokes, and as for riding on the street.. the difference is minimal. Ive had seams on both types fall apart/come seperated.. but the spoke tenstion has held everything together nicely, but if things were to get worse Id replace it asap.

    edit: save the cash, buy dps if you want that deep look or find a nice box profile rim like the sun m13.

  10. #10
    i'll probably break it 91MF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,656
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i have deep vs [not pink - black and silver] laced to formulas [36 spoke] and i have no complaints.

    some parts are light. some parts are strong. some fall in between. i really think the wheel builder is the most critical part of your purchase.
    bike. throw. #MFDCR

  11. #11
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina View Post
    Any place that builds them by hand.
    You might want to add, built by a master wheelbuilder.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •