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    Velocity Deep V vs Fusion

    Curious to know about the durability of Fusions vs. Deep Vs. Any opinions about how much abuse the Fusions take?

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    Google bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLast View Post
    Google bro.

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    Nice article. Mostly about the history of Velocity rims. Not so much about the Fusions.

    This was helpful. http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/velocity.asp
    Last edited by cartesian; 08-15-14 at 12:03 PM.

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    You don't need a deep rim for a durable wheel, you need a good build. The real-world difference is that the Deep V's are slightly heavier and slightly stiffer.
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    Had Velocity Deep V's on my roadbike for about a year.
    Rear was built by Peter White and front was built by Bike Works, NYC.
    Didn't buy them at the same time, both 32 holes. Handled NYC potholes
    and my big rear with no problems.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFyX...IoDLA&index=49

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    My first thought was to just go w Deep Vs. I just wonder if the Fusions will stand up to aggressive city riding, curb jumping, bad roads, etc.

    I'm not that big. About 140. Would build them up w 32 hole hubs.

    Also considering H+Son Archetypes. I think both of those are a little cheaper and a little lighter than DVs. That's pretty much where I'm coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartesian View Post
    My first thought was to just go w Deep Vs. I just wonder if the Fusions will stand up to aggressive city riding, curb jumping, bad roads, etc.

    I'm not that big. About 140. Would build them up w 32 hole hubs.

    Also considering H+Son Archetypes. I think both of those are a little cheaper and a little lighter than DVs. That's pretty much where I'm coming from.
    Archetypes are nice rims. I'm currently hovering over the submit order button on a set.

    You are 140 lbs? Don't even worry about it. I'm 225lbs and curbs and gnarly **** aren't giving me any problems. I'm riding my Steamrollers Alex DA22, which are close to the same dimensions as the fusions (22mm deep, 14mm interior width vs. 25mm deep, 15mm interior width).

    Long story short, if you like the Fusions, they are probably going to be a great rim for you. If you like the Archetypes, they will work well too. The Archetypes are said to feel better on fast corners due to their width. Same depth as the Fusions but wider (25mm deep, 23mm exterior width).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLast View Post
    Long story short, if you like the Fusions, they are probably going to be a great rim for you. If you like the Archetypes, they will work well too. The Archetypes are said to feel better on fast corners due to their width. Same depth as the Fusions but wider (25mm deep, 23mm exterior width).
    Thanks, man. This is close to the conclusion that I've been coming to. I think the Archetypes might be the way to go with the wider footprint. Where are you getting them from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cartesian View Post
    Thanks, man. This is close to the conclusion that I've been coming to. I think the Archetypes might be the way to go with the wider footprint. Where are you getting them from?
    When I decide to bite the bullet and finally purchase them, I'll likely purchase them from retro-gression.com. I'll be buying just rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLast View Post
    When I decide to bite the bullet and finally purchase them, I'll likely purchase them from retro-gression.com. I'll be buying just rims.
    Natch!

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    I built a backup road bike rear wheel based on the 32H Velocity Fusion with MSW in 2012. The rim is well made and has survived both my bulk and the local roads just fine. I have 2000 logged miles on it since then and am now using it as my primary.

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    That's good to hear. I think these are all quality products. For me, it's a question of trying to get the right rim so I don't end up with a taco when I hit curb.

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