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Old 09-20-10, 04:24 PM   #1
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light wheels for street use - deep v profile

EDIT: im looking for other companies besides velocity that makes deep v and can withstand street riding. i have nothing against velocity, i just want to see what my other options are.

im looking for some wheels with side walls like a deep v but light and good for street use.

are the velocity fusions better than the velocity deep v?

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Old 09-20-10, 05:01 PM   #2
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Deep V != Light.
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Old 09-20-10, 05:08 PM   #3
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what other brands also make something similar? cost wise?
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Old 09-20-10, 05:21 PM   #4
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weinmann dp18, velomine.com
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Old 09-20-10, 05:42 PM   #5
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I would also like a super light, aero profile rim which is bombproof and will stay true in NYC potholed streets, preferably for under $150 /wheelset.
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Old 09-20-10, 06:40 PM   #6
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I'm looking for 80mm carbon wheels in the $100 range
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And I'd like to buy a barely-used Aerospoke for 75 bucks. Oh wait.....
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kinlins are light and deep.
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I know they're not as deep as cheap-v's, but sun ryno lites are really strong rims. Lace that to a Paul hub with some double butted spokes and you got one hell of a wheel. I skid, hop curbs, and STL has some nasty pot holes, and my 230lb ass hasn't manage to get it to come out of true yet...

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Velo deep v's are no where near light. Idk if theres such thing as a light deep v wheel.
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These are pretty dang light:
http://www.amclassic.com/en/products...s/420track.php
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kinlins are light and deep.
IRD Niobium are really light and are kinlin rebrands I think.
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i thought american classic hubs have pretty bad reviews. Correct me if i'm wrong, i never rode one. Just rumors on teh internez

anyway. Light, deep, and budget friendly is to build ur own Using Kinlin rims and White Industry hubs laced with sapim cx-rays, you can build a wheelset about 1500g under $500.
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ok i re-typed my question in the 1st post. i was not being clear.
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+1 on the Kinlins
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i thought american classic hubs have pretty bad reviews. Correct me if i'm wrong, i never rode one. Just rumors on teh internez

anyway. Light, deep, and budget friendly is to build ur own Using Kinlin rims and White Industry hubs laced with sapim cx-rays, you can build a wheelset about 1500g under $500.
I've never heard anything bad about American Classic.
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I've never heard anything bad about American Classic.
http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wh...7_2500crx.aspx

i thought there were other ones but i can't find it right now. I'm interested to know what others have to say since I was originally considering them for a wheel build.
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IRD Niobium are really light and are kinlin rebrands I think.
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http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wh...7_2500crx.aspx

i thought there were other ones but i can't find it right now.
I'm interested to know what others have to say since I was originally considering them for a wheel build.
the hardware is not top quality but, the hubs themselves are good.
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My wheelset from ebay takes quite a beating and I have no problems with them. They are Yeah Wheels. They came with tires tubes and a cog for like $170 and they are 43mm like an H+son or B-43. they have cheap hubs but the bearings are pretty smooth. They are pretty light too for a deep profile wheel. Here is a link for them
http://cgi.ebay.com/2011-TOMCAT-43mm...item3f034db18f
He also has 50mm wheelset too
http://cgi.ebay.com/2011-TOMCAT-50mm...item45f5523925
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Old 09-22-10, 05:17 PM   #22
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Ive seen those "yeah" wheels on ebay before too, but couldn't find a single review or comment on them. But that price w/ cogs, tires, and tubes just sounded way too fishy to me.
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They are actually not too bad for the price. Like I said mine have a lot of hard miles on them and I have had no problems.
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kinlin / ird, period. deepest ones are 30mm.

i have nearly 10k on a set and they look like the day i got them. mine are basic black, but they can be had in all kinds of hipster/fixie colors these days.

bomber strong, and light enough given the depth...30mm are about 490g.
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