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Old 11-25-09, 03:00 PM   #1
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IRO Cold Fusion rims?

Whats the deal with IRO Cold fusion rims? Are they actually velocity fusions or .......? I'm considering buying their wheelest.

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Old 11-25-09, 05:39 PM   #2
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not actually velocity fusions, no.
same specs, though.

hubs are rebranded dia-compe gran compe
hand-built wheels by tony, supposedly.
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Old 11-25-09, 07:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Bionnaki,

I'm ready to pull the trigger on a set of IRO wheels. They have a black friday sale which is 10% off and free shipping.

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not actually velocity fusions, no.
same specs, though.

hubs are rebranded dia-compe gran compe
hand-built wheels by tony, supposedly.
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Old 11-25-09, 11:27 PM   #4
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I'm pretty stoked on my set. have had them now for a month and they've been great. Not as deep as a Deep V, but certainly feel light and sturdy.
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Old 11-27-09, 01:30 AM   #5
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i heard the hubs are formulas

doesn't matter. i looked at some gran compes in the shop and didn't see how it would be any better in quality than a formula hub. but all sealed bearing hubs feel pretty much the same imo.
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Old 11-27-09, 01:33 AM   #6
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i have nothing but great things to say about these wheels. good price, too. my front rim was bent to hell in a crash(no rim would have survived) but the rear wheel hasn't need to be trued in almost 2 years and my town has the worst roads i've ever seen.

i recommend.
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Old 12-07-09, 10:04 PM   #7
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I just got my wheelset from IRO and they did show up in a Velocity box. The wheels definitely look BADASS!!! I also bought the build kit for $135. The lockring is a formula part.I took advantage of their black friday deal which was 10% off and free shipping. Prolly saved about $50-$60 total. Everything looks great and I'm looking forward to slapping everything together on my Flite 100 frame(flat black 50cm)



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i have nothing but great things to say about these wheels. good price, too. my front rim was bent to hell in a crash(no rim would have survived) but the rear wheel hasn't need to be trued in almost 2 years and my town has the worst roads i've ever seen.

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I've had a set of IRO wheels for over two years now. Not sure if they're the same wheel as now (I know they're IRO-branded Formula hubs, but I don't know what the rim is), but they've given me no trouble whatsoever. Good stuff for the price.
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