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Old 04-28-09, 10:07 AM   #1
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Vuelta, Mavic, etc...Wheelsets!

First, let me say that I have searched around the forums for a few days looking for advice, but I haven't seen much comparison between the specific wheelsets I am looking at.

I am just looking for some pro's/con's to each wheelset, advice, experience, etc.

There are the popular Mavic CXP 22's with the Formula hubs
http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=193

These look like a great deal, and i know a lot of people recommend them here on BF. Honestly I would prefer black rims, and that raises the price a fair amount. $180 black $160 silver, shipped. I am not too picky with color, but would prefer black.

The Vuelta Pro V's, which I can't really find much info on (aside from a few people having them) around here.
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1232
$150 shipped, and black.
The main concern with these seem to be the cog and lockring.

Or another Vuelta option from Bike Island. They have the Zerolite Pro's which look nice, but I can't really find any info on at all.

So, suggestions?

I am leaning towards the Vuelta Pro V's, because of price but want to know if the Mavic's or something else would be a significantly better deal.

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Old 04-28-09, 10:27 AM   #2
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mavic rims are great, formula hubs are great

that is what i would get
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stay away from the vueltas.
Get the mavics.
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I have factory built Vueltas and "hand built" CXP22/Formula wheels, you won't tell the difference if you're not racing. My low-model 32h Vueltas have lasted for three years of commuting in SF and are still reliable, btw.

Just get a quality lockring and cog, tension the spokes, and replace the bearings when they go bad. You'll be fine with 36h rims.

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Old 04-28-09, 03:04 PM   #5
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I have factory built Vueltas and "hand built" CXP22/Formula wheels, you won't tell the difference
Yes because wheelset durability can be ascertained from just riding them down the street one day on a fine sunny afternoon.
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Old 04-28-09, 05:39 PM   #6
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So it seems like the Mavic's are the way to go? I think I will just get silver, because black with machined walls can look a bit silly in my opinion.
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i have the mavic cxp22 with formula hubs. solid wheels, and they look great.
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