I think Deep V is junk. I recently picked up a CXP-14 (30mm like deep v but discontinued). I compared it side by side with deep v and my impresson is that Deep V cannot even hold a candle to cxp-14 or cxp-30. Here are my observations: deep v had uneven seam where the rim was joined, finishing was average, and worse, the holes have no reinforcement. Heck, even alex rims have stainless eyelets these days. cxp's have a internal stainless sleeve that reinforces the hole. Without reinforcement, a gaping hole is an invitation for cracking. Also, deep-v's profile is really not aero. The rim inside edge does not terminate in a sharp corner like cxp's, but is rounded, but not really aerofoil like. I am not sure how this factors into aero advantage. These and a few other observations (which escape me at the moment) made me conclude that deep-v is not in the same league as mavic's and some alex's. I am not sure if they are made in australia, but that it is made in austraila is no excuse to give it a blank check.
Here is something for you to ponder: Mavic cxp-30's have the same deepness as deep-v (30mm). They are discontinued sometime ago. But Cambridge Bicycles in boston area has a bunch of silver rims they acquired as NOS through some distributor. Give them a call before they are all gone. Also check out the new alex deep rim (new for 2005) in black.
Last edited by g_taco; 08-21-04 at 10:12 PM.