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    Budget deep vs

    ok i was looking for a budget wheelset for my fixie, but all i can find are he 6ku, and retrospec garbage trying to make bikes a fashion statement, are there quality deep v wheelsets for $200-300?

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    Check out velomine.com, they've got a decent selection of deep v rims with formula hubs in that price range.
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    deep rims are a fashion statement, so what are you trying to avoid again?

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    really? wow i thought they were stronger than other rims, and better for commuting, what rims should i be getting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themohesus View Post
    really? wow i thought they were stronger than other rims, and better for commuting, what rims should i be getting
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    Within your budget the wheelset from Wabi is often considered good. Velomine is the place to get wheels otherwise. You might consider getting H+son Archetypes if you like the look of a V shaped rim.

    Deep rims are supposed to convey an aerodynamic advantage and theoretically be faster. Mostly they just make you look faster at the cost of being heavier. There is a slight strength benefit but unless you are doing something crazy with the spoke count it shouldn't matter. A lighter wheel will be faster for most city type riding where acceleration is more important than aerodynamics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhess74 View Post
    Check out velomine.com, they've got a decent selection of deep v rims with formula hubs in that price range.
    +1. I got my velocity chukkers from velomine.com. I've been very happy with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    deep rims are a fashion statement, so what are you trying to avoid again?
    -1. The increased strength is a real benefit for heavy riders, along with high spoke count. The wheels I got are 48spoke. That plus deep V and wide hub flanges have given me more maintenance free miles than ever.

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    How heavy are you? You are riding on polo wheels.

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    Deep V's are silly. Some Deep V's of good quality might be a touch stronger but honestly if you get a higher spoke count and build your own wheels (or get them hand built by a professional which is probably better) you will have a plenty strong wheel. Better than machine built wheels.

    The only time deep V style rims are appropriate is if you are doing a time trial and you have sponsorship from ZIPP and you can get the Firecrest 808 in the front and a Disc in the rear. Other than that they are just fashion statements and I would rather have nice non deep v wheels but a baller ass drivetrain and show off there.
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    Just buy two Kilo TTs and use them as wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Just buy two Kilo TTs and use them as wheels.
    If he uses kilo tt pros, that's like 4 deep Vs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    You are riding on polo wheels.
    Yep, but they work for me. They were also advertised as 'bomb proof commuters' on velomine. I'm 240lbs and commute about 5k miles per year, almost all miles on not so great city streets. These are the first wheels which have held up.

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    I loved my cr18s, not aero and cool, but I'm heavier and they held up

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    i have a set of cr18s and a set of m13IIs, the cr18s are wider and heavier and either way, theyre both box section rims and dont really have anything to do with this guys bonor for deep vs, but im with you man, to the op: deep vs if youre just riding on the street? usually dumb and heavy. get some box section boiz from velomine and be happy you can carry your bike up stairs without making a thread about it

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    You can always go with weinmann dp18's or origin 8's track attack if they still make those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bro View Post
    i have a set of cr18s and a set of m13IIs, the cr18s are wider and heavier and either way, theyre both box section rims and dont really have anything to do with this guys bonor for deep vs, but im with you man, to the op: deep vs if youre just riding on the street? usually dumb and heavy. get some box section boiz from velomine and be happy you can carry your bike up stairs without making a thread about it
    Sorry for going off topic, but what size tires are you running on the m13IIs? I was debating between those and the cr18s, but was concerned about the minimal size of 25s on the cr18s.

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    if youre gonna be using like 23's and 25's i'd get the m13s, but you can probably put them on a c318 just fine too. i just like m13s a lot more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear Before View Post
    Sorry for going off topic, but what size tires are you running on the m13IIs? I was debating between those and the cr18s, but was concerned about the minimal size of 25s on the cr18s.
    I have run up to 32mm on M13IIs (Nashbar brand, seemed to be true to size but did not measure) with no issue. If you're going 35 or 40 I would consider CR18s for peace of mind.

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    i ran 37s on my m13s with no problems at all. but i wouldnt go bigger than that. but yeah if youre using 25s or 23s or whatever get m13s

    thread derailed so hard. buy a set of deep v wheels from velomine or whatever.

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