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Old 07-13-17, 07:54 AM
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Vuelta Corsa SLR wheels?

I was looking at Nashbar last night (due to the 105 carbon bike thread) and saw a pair of Vuelta Corsa SLRs for $217 (rounded down from $217.49 for those who care about such things) (could also round up to $220 for the purpose of this post, but for the sake of brevity let's not).

I had been waiting to buy some Campagnolo Zondas, but these were so cheap (even rounding up) I had to try them. They will be replacing the stock Mavic Aksiums on my CAAD12 105.

Any thoughts about these wheels? I see lots of past posts about other Vuelta Corsas, but not much about the SLRs.
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In general you're not going to see much of a difference from your aksiums save the weight change.
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The weight difference was mostly what I'm looking for.

The Aksiums are said to weigh 1880g.
The SLRs are said to weight 1467g.

That rounds up to about a pound for $220, or down to 9/10ths of a pound for $217.
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Not sure on the weight there.

Vuelta Corsa SLR 11-Speed Road Wheelset
WEIGHT Front=680g, Rear=880g, Pair=1560g
UPC 664332865920
TIRE SIZE 700c TIRE TYPE Clincher
HUB Vuelta aluminum w/ 2-front and 4-rear sealed bearings SPACING Front=100mm, Rear=130mm
SPOKES Bladed, straight pull stainless steel SPOKE COUNT Front=20, Rear=24
LACING PATTERN Front=Radial, Rear=2x SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
RIM HEIGHT 22mm RIM WIDTH 22mm (external)
COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11-speed
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Rim tape, cassette spacer
Rating 4

If that si what you ordered, the weight looks like 1560 per set.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Not sure on the weight there.

Vuelta Corsa SLR 11-Speed Road Wheelset
WEIGHT Front=680g, Rear=880g, Pair=1560g
UPC 664332865920
TIRE SIZE 700c TIRE TYPE Clincher
HUB Vuelta aluminum w/ 2-front and 4-rear sealed bearings SPACING Front=100mm, Rear=130mm
SPOKES Bladed, straight pull stainless steel SPOKE COUNT Front=20, Rear=24
LACING PATTERN Front=Radial, Rear=2x SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
RIM HEIGHT 22mm RIM WIDTH 22mm (external)
COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10/11-speed
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Rim tape, cassette spacer
Rating 4

If that si what you ordered, the weight looks like 1560 per set.
Interesting. That does look like the one I ordered, but there's another one with the same name and these specs: (from here)
WEIGHT: Front 658g / Rear 809g: total 1467g
UPC: 664332864718
TIRE SIZE: 700c
TIRE TYPE: Clincher
HUB: Straight Pull , 2-front and 4-rear sealed bearings
SPACING: 130mm
SPOKES: 2.0-1.6 Aero
SPOKE COUNT: 24 front , 28 rear
LACING PATTERN: Front: Radial. Rear 3 x on drive side, radial on non-drive side
SKEWERS INCLUDED: Yes
RIM HEIGHT: 22mm
RIM WIDTH: Outside Width: 20mm / Inside Width: 15mm
COMPATIBILITY: Shimano/SRAM 11-speed ready (includes spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Rim Strips, skewers, cassette spacer
Rating: 4
So I'm probably only dropping .7 pounds instead of .9 pounds.
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Mine were terrible. Hub started going out within a few hundred miles, spokes made weird clicking noises.... They're also hyper-narrow, so if you're used to wider rims...

I sent mine back to nashbar. Never done that before or since, but mine were quite awful.
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Originally Posted by memebag View Post
I was looking at Nashbar last night (due to the 105 carbon bike thread) and saw a pair of Vuelta Corsa SLRs for $217 (rounded down from $217.49 for those who care about such things) (could also round up to $220 for the purpose of this post, but for the sake of brevity let's not).

...

I appreciate you really making an effort to be accurate in your pricing - even if we're just talking about pennies.
Because, you know...some cluck here would have called you on it and sent this thread off on a typical 41 tangent.

But I recently replaced my stock wheels on my CAAD 10 with Fulcrum racing 3's (which are comparable to the Zonda's, I believe). I like them - so far, so good.
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I appreciate you really making an effort to be accurate in your pricing - even if we're just talking about pennies.
Because, you know...some cluck here would have called you on it and sent this thread off on a typical 41 tangent.

But I recently replaced my stock wheels on my CAAD 10 with Fulcrum racing 3's (which are comparable to the Zonda's, I believe). I like them - so far, so good.
Yeah, I was looking at those and the Zondas. I just preferred the Zondas because of the weird spoke pattern. If these don't work out I'm getting the Zondas.
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I called and Nashbar says the item # you sent is nonexistent ... I am buying the others unless you can tell me how you ordered yours.

I have Zerolites and Corsa Lites but I know even though I am clyde and they are very light wheels I have never had any trouble with either set ... despite whacking a couple major potholes at speed.

These are supposed to be a few mm wider than the Corsa Lites which I would prefer ... also i hear the Corsa light has an aluminum body and the SLR is steel--for the same weight.

I have a set ready to order. I will see what I can find for a price on Fulcrum 3s and unless they are a super deal ... i trust Vuelta.

I have looked at a lot of reviews ... some folks love them, some folks seem to have problems. I guess you roll the dice .....
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
I called and Nashbar says the item # you sent is nonexistent ... I am buying the others unless you can tell me how you ordered yours.
I ordered "UPC 664332865920" (heavier). The "UPC 664332864718" is what comes back from a Google search for Vuelta Corsa SLR.

I see the SLRs are 2mm wider than my Mavic Aksiums. Woohoo!

ETA: If you find some Fulcrum 3s anywhere close to $217 (even with significant rounding) buy them. The cheapest I've seen are over $100 more.
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If you find some Fulcrum 3s anywhere close to $217 (even with significant rounding) buy them. The cheapest I've seen are over $100 more.
Yeah ... that is how it was about two years ago when i went wheel-shopping. I'll let you know, but the Vueltas always seem to be the lightest for the least .... I can go a little lighter for a couple hundred more but it's not worth it to me.
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UPS says they weigh 7 pounds! What mad rounding is this?
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~3.5 lbs of wheels + 3.5 lbs of wheel sized box and packing, seems about right?

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UPS says they weigh 7 pounds! What mad rounding is this?
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Originally Posted by memebag View Post
UPS says they weigh 7 pounds! What mad rounding is this?
When shipping each wheel we ship is ~5 or 6 lbs each box. Blame the packing materials. Also sometimes weight is quoted as dimensional weight.
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~3.5 lbs of wheels + 3.5 lbs of wheel sized box and packing, seems about right?
Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
When shipping each wheel we ship is ~5 or 6 lbs each box. Blame the packing materials. Also sometimes weight is quoted as dimensional weight.
I was just kidding around.
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I thought Vuelta stopped making the SLRs. Anyway, I've put several thousand miles on mine and had no issues other than a broken nipple.
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I thought Vuelta stopped making the SLRs. Anyway, I've put several thousand miles on mine and had no issues other than a broken nipple.
I've had those wheels and also experienced broken and severely corroded nipples. Cheap components, short lifespan. I had a cassette stuck on so badly I never thought I'd get it off. By the time I got the cassette off, the freehub body was not worth using again. I got what I paid for..
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That's the beauty of anecdotal information. Both stories can be 100 percent true and completely in conflict.

I have read a lot of reviews from various sources. Some folks write glowing reviews, some folks say they are decent value for the money, some folks say they are garbage from the start and get worse.

net information gained = -Zero ... or ... whatever suits you best.

I have two sets of Vueltas and just ordered a third. if they turn out to be bad, I won't ever buy more.
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I have two sets of Vuelta's and wouldn't hesitate to purchase a third if needed.
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In general, it seams that the corsa lite has better reviews than the slr...regarding durability.

I went with fulcrum racing 7 myself, and have no complaints, and like the 17mm inner rim width. 7s are around 1750g, 5s are 1645g, 3s are 1555....depending on your budget.

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In general, it seams that the corsa lite has better reviews than the slr...regarding durability. I went with fulcrum racing 7 myself, and have no complaints, and like the 17mm inner rim width. 7s are around 1750g, 5s are 1645g, 3s are 1555....depending on your budget.
yeah, the Fulcrums (which I hear are actually a Campagnolo brand) get great reviews and cost not too much.

No matter. I am thinking my next build will get 50-mm carbon aero wheels and disc brakes so i will probably be supporting the Chinese communists some more. (For communists, they are darn good at capitalism. )
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So I'm probably only dropping .7 pounds instead of .9 pounds.
In the end I only dropped .485 pounds.

They came in yesterday and I finally got the tires on tonight. I didn't weigh all the components but I weighed the bike before and after. 8.92 kg to 8.70 kg, but I also replaced the tires at the same time.

My bike is one hamster lighter.
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I didn't weigh all the components but I weighed the bike before and after. 8.92 kg to 8.70 kg, but I also replaced the tires at the same time.

My bike is one hamster lighter.
I just took the hamster off. I know I will feel stupid if I need it and get stranded without it, but I will accept the risk.
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I've had those wheels and also experienced broken and severely corroded nipples. Cheap components, short lifespan. I had a cassette stuck on so badly I never thought I'd get it off. By the time I got the cassette off, the freehub body was not worth using again. I got what I paid for..
The freehub on the SLRs is a little soft. I have to give the cassette a few good whacks with the handle of the chainwhip to get it to come free when I remove it, but the freehub is still usable for me. For inexpensive light wheels you have to expect to give something up in durability.
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I just took the hamster off. I know I will feel stupid if I need it and get stranded without it, but I will accept the risk.
Drope the hamster?
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