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Old 03-18-09, 12:18 PM   #1
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Velocity Aerohead--Alternatives?

I've been trying to find a low-profile rim that is also available in colors. The Velocity Aerohead is the only rim I've been able to find that satisfies those requirements. Any comments on strength/durability with Aerohead? Anybody have any suggestions to inexpensive alternative rims?

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aerohead is good
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The strength is mostly going to have to do with how well they are built. I have aerohead rims on my cross bike that I take on the mountain bike trails.
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would the aeroheads be problem for heavier riders (200lb+)? I'm considering buying a set as well
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Check out the Velocity Fusions. I Had a set laced to DA 7500 hubs last year and could not be happier.
Strong and pretty light. Great for heavier riders too. I'm also 200+ lbs.

http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=586
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Aerohead rims are garbage.
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Aerohead rims are garbage.
Could you expand on that some? I only ask because you're the first person on two boards to have anything negative to say about Aeroheads.
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I guess I should have asked you a couple of things before responding (including the weight question). The other question is: What kind of roads do you ride on? Where I live, the roads a rough and I would suggest the Fusion (or equivalent) for a heavier rider.

Also, what kind of riding will you be doing? Is this for jerking around town with some 'fixie' crowd, commuting, road rides?
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I guess I should have asked you a couple of things before responding (including the weight question). The other question is: What kind of roads do you ride on? Where I live, the roads a rough and I would suggest the Fusion (or equivalent) for a heavier rider.
I'm close to 200. Roads here are really good, very smooth, very little debris/potholes.
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^ The Aerohead can be built into a wheel that is perfectly suitable for you, then.
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I got them on my bike for about 6 months, no problems yet. I'm about 200 and live in sf where roads are not very good.
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Could you expand on that some? I only ask because you're the first person on two boards to have anything negative to say about Aeroheads.
I haven't any personal experience so I can't offer much other than saying I've heard a lot of people (who's cycling knowledge I respect) saying that Velocity's quality control has been real sucky as of late.

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Could you expand on that some? I only ask because you're the first person on two boards to have anything negative to say about Aeroheads.
they're not garbage. he just hates anything popular, regardless of whether it's proven or not.

remember that kid in 8th grade who hated nirvana because they were on mtv?
give him a bike and you have operator.

truth is, if you know how to look a rim over and trust someone to build it properly, velocity rims are fantastic rims for the street. they are strong and hold up well to abuse without breaking the bank.
ask the freestyle riders what rims they swear by, it'll hands down be deep V's. not because of pretty colors, but because they are hard to oval/dent, and (again, if built up properly with the right pattern) stand up to geting pounded over and over again between truings.

aeroheads are these guys' little brother. no reason to assume they're not good at what they do.

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I could honestly care less about the depth thing; I know the Velocity rep is taking stabs at the H+Son rims. Deeper for being "aero" on the street doesn't make much sense to me. All I want are some wide rims that won't break. Right now I'm back to Deep Vs because I broke everything else I tested. Sure, I was wrong. I can admit when I'm wrong.
http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2009/...per_better.php

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Hey olegyef I live in Sf too. Do you have the aeroheads laced 3X and at 32 or 36 holes?
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Cane Creek uses Velocity Aerohead rims for their bullet-proof Volos Track wheels.

I weigh 235 and have ridden them for three years.

They remain as tight and true as day one.
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Cane Creek uses Velocity Aerohead rims for their bullet-proof Volos Track wheels.

I weigh 235 and have ridden them for three years.

They remain as tight and true as day one.
How do you have them laced and what is the hole count?
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they're not garbage. he just hates anything popular, regardless of whether it's proven or not.

remember that kid in 8th grade who hated nirvana because they were on mtv?
give him a bike and you have operator.

truth is, if you know how to look a rim over and trust someone to build it properly, velocity rims are fantastic rims for the street. they are strong and hold up well to abuse without breaking the bank.
ask the freestyle riders what rims they swear by, it'll hands down be deep V's. not because of pretty colors, but because they are hard to oval/dent, and (again, if built up properly with the right pattern) stand up to geting pounded over and over again between truings.

aeroheads are these guys' little brother. no reason to assume they're not good at what they do.

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http://prollyisnotprobably.com/2009/...per_better.php
No actually they're not. When you see stress marker around a spoke hole before the rim even reaches proper tension, that's when you know they ****ing suck. Aeroheads are not strong, not particularly light, not particularly high in quality and basically just not particularly anything except suck.

Any other ******** comments?
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Could you expand on that some? I only ask because you're the first person on two boards to have anything negative to say about Aeroheads.
Then you haven't read enough. And you are selectively biasing yourself on the positive opinions which all go something like "omg, they r greatz, bai them n0w k thx".

Cause they come in colours. Great thanks. There are better, and cheaper rims out there.
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Anyone know what kind of rims that are 36H come in a high polished silver? Something similar to Fusions but not as deep. I don't want to polish the wheels myself as they will get very dull quicikly without any clearcoat on top.
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operator -- what rims do you like?
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Anyone know what kind of rims that are 36H come in a high polished silver? Something similar to Fusions but not as deep. I don't want to polish the wheels myself as they will get very dull quicikly without any clearcoat on top.
try sun cr 18s.
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