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Old 03-12-11, 02:43 AM   #1
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Velo Orange RAID Rims

Just wondering if anyone has built up a set of VO RAID rims for thier FG/SS yet. They are a bit pricey at $78.00 each but they look really nice and I my other VO items that I have are high quality so I assume these would also. If anyone has any knowledge of these rims please let me know. Thanks
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I think forum member adriano has either the PBP or the RAID on his Kilo. I have seen the PBP in real life and am amazed by how beautiful and true it is out of the box.



Would definitely get a pair if I had the money.
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Old 03-12-11, 03:02 AM   #3
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Thanks. They are really sweet looking rims. I am thinking of building up a set to some All City New Sherrif hubs. Vacation pay comes next month so hopefully I can do the build.
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I've been lusting over the New Sheriff hubs for awhile, they look really nice, but that's about it.

However, it will be a nice build with those parts.
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VO's going to have a 5th anniversary sale starting on Sunday, according to
the VO blog.
20% off all VO and Grand Cru items.
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Old 03-12-11, 05:04 AM   #6
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VO's going to have a 5th anniversary sale starting on Sunday, according to
the VO blog.
20% off all VO and Grand Cru items.
I totally missed that, thank you for posting. Hmmm, I guess I will need to use the evil plastic rectangle shaped thing out of my wallet.
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the pbps have been great.
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So the PBPs are basically full-polish Sun M13s and the RAIDs are like CR18s - at twice the price?
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sounds about right.
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The PBP rims are not M13 II's. totally different factory. Sun rims are made in China, VO rims are made in Taiwan.
The Raid rim has a completely different profile than the CR-18. It's slightly narrower and lighter too.
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The PBP rims are not M13 II's. totally different factory. Sun rims are made in China, VO rims are made in Taiwan.
The Raid rim has a completely different profile than the CR-18. It's slightly narrower and lighter too.
bam,
VO just hit you with some Truth.
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Good. I like truth.

I wasn't suggesting the PBP rim is a rebranded M13 - I was stating how similar it is (at twice the cost).
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thats the difference between Taiwan and China production.

Sun makes a good rim.
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They do, and I'm sure you guys do too.
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This thread is like the time Daddy hit Mommy at the dinner table.
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thats the difference between Taiwan and China production.

Sun makes a good rim.
So can I get your unbias review on how they build up and I you have heard how they hold up? Thanks
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This thread is like the time Daddy hit Mommy at the dinner table.
Wait...which one of us is Mommy?
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Whose yer daddy is the more likely question....
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thats the difference between Taiwan and China production.

Sun makes a good rim.
Can you elaborate on the first sentence? I don't get it LOL.
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I saw a pair at the co-op today, very nice
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Whose yer daddy is the more likely question....
Tom - just so you know, I love the stuff you guys do - I've currently got a VO stem and Grand Cru seatpost on one of my bikes (click the first PedalRoom link down below to see it) and recommend your stuff to just about everyone who will listen - and I'm really not trying to give you a hard time.
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Damn I love that bike!! So clean and nothing but class. Really nice seeing a bike that doesn't look like a christmas tree or a neon sign, but then again all your bikes are pretty damn sweet.
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Can you elaborate on the first sentence? I don't get it LOL.
What he means is that it's more expensive to produce goods in Taiwan than China. Typically, it's because Taiwanese factories pay higher wages.

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