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Old 06-23-12, 02:10 AM   #1
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Why shouldn't I buy these wheels?

Just been looking around for some solid deep V's and these dont look to bad. Surprisingly cheap too. Any reason not to?

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Old 06-23-12, 02:48 AM   #2
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If you're ok with the weight of them. They're on the heavy side.
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Old 06-23-12, 05:26 AM   #3
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you can buy actual deep Vs for that price. julians go on sale all the time it seems.
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ive been happy with the quality of my 48h julians for about 600 miles/2 months, still dead true
they are indeed boat anchors though
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6+ lb wheelset...nice
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For the record, Jullians weigh 1320g front/1384g rear on my scale (5 lbs, 15 oz).

They're heavy but certainly bombproof.
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had them on my "commuter" for a while. so heavy. so unbreakable, and i liked the way they looked
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For the record, Jullians weigh 1320g front/1384g rear on my scale (5 lbs, 15 oz).

They're heavy but certainly bombproof.
i was referring to Mumokan's 48 spokers - 2860g claimed weight

they oughta be bombproof...

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im using a set of the 32h on my ftp.
They are a little on the heavy side but definitely feel really solid. I paid $160 shipped for my set on ebay i have been on them for less then a month now but have gone and done some longer rides on them and i have no regrets so far. There laced to formula hubs just like most Velocity deep v's are. i took the decals off my all black set though.
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im using a set of the 32h on my ftp.
They are a little on the heavy side but definitely feel really solid. I paid $160 shipped for my set on ebay i have been on them for less then a month now but have gone and done some longer rides on them and i have no regrets so far. There laced to formula hubs just like most Velocity deep v's are. i took the decals off my all black set though.
Any suggestions for lighter deep v's? I love the look of the white ones but might be too heavy.
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Any suggestions for lighter deep v's? I love the look of the white ones but might be too heavy.
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800g rim weight on those Julians. Wteff. I have entire wheels that weigh less than that.
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800g rim weight on those Julians. Wteff. I have entire wheels that weigh less than that.
with rubber....
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800g rim weight on those Julians.
The same weight as B43s.
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i was referring to Mumokan's 48 spokers - 2860g claimed weight

they oughta be bombproof...
my area has some gnarly roads so i was worried about the wheels holding up, now that i know more theyre definitely overkill

they keep some nice momentum on climbs, its the whole stopping part that sucks
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my area has some gnarly roads so i was worried about the wheels holding up, now that i know more theyre definitely overkill

they keep some nice momentum on climbs, its the whole stopping part that sucks
I can't imagine climbing with those... holy sh*t never.
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The same weight as B43s.
For some reason I've always thought that Julians were rebranded B43s
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I've looked at those but they aren't as deep as the julians or the b43's which I like more. I just weighed my current front wheel and it weighs like 3.6 pounds. So anything is going to be lighter.
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For some reason I've always thought that Julians were rebranded B43s
Nope. Julians have a dedicated brake surface and B43s have a true V profile.
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I can't imagine climbing with those... holy sh*t never.
Its on a fixed gear, so not much climbing anyways haha.
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I've looked at those but they aren't as deep as the julians or the b43's which I like more. I just weighed my current front wheel and it weighs like 3.6 pounds. So anything is going to be lighter.
3.6 lbs??? Is that including the tire?
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3.6 lbs??? Is that including the tire?
I hope so... And I hope he's using tire liners, thorn resistant tubes, and thickslicks...


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Also, this is a boat anchor:

It literally weighs 6 pounds. Your wheels literally ​weigh more than a boat anchor.
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I can't imagine climbing with those... holy sh*t never.
haha, i try to go into the climb with as much speed as possible is really what i meant by that, climbing from a dead stop with them sucks for sure
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Also, this is a boat anchor:

It literally weighs 6 pounds. Your wheels literally ​weigh more than a boat anchor.
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