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Old 11-20-20, 12:37 PM
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sdimattia
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Originally Posted by Zeuloa View Post
looks great! I have the velocity A23 as well as Wabi was out of stock of their wheels therefore they upgraded to these with 32h...

Do you feel much difference in weight vs the stock wheels?
There's maybe a 1lb difference between the two wheelsets, also considering the a23 are 32h while the stock wheels are 20/24. On a bike that's already about 16-18lbs total (with two brakes and levers), I certainly don't notice the difference. It doesn't affect handling or anything like that either. I don't wince quite as much when I hit curbs or potholes with 32h wheels but Wabi stock wheels are definitely sturdy and can take a beating.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of wheel nuts. Bolts are much easier to replace with safety bolts or Hexlox hexnuts which is what I use.
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