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Old 10-23-05, 05:44 PM
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velomax?

anyone have any experience with easton velomax wheels, specifically ascentII but any kind of experience appreciated. They are amazingly light, and although i am not large, only 150 lbs., i wonder about their durability for every day riding. If you could get a set of campy eurus, 2005 model, new, for about the same price, which would you choose?
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I have a set of Velomax Circuits with almost 4,000 miles on them. Love them, never any problems. I am just finishing building a new bike and ordered Easton Circuits for it. Do not have any miles on them yet - hope they are as good and troublefree.
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Old 10-23-05, 08:50 PM
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jaws, sent you a pm.

My lbs recommends velomax wheels. Very durable, holds up to practically everything. Although, I might get the Campy wheels, if I was in your position, just due to the G3 lacing.
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My Burley has Velomax Vistas. So far, so good. I've had this bike since July 2, and not had a speck of trouble with the wheels. I've ridden it across some bits of terrain and things that it probably shouldn't have gone over, and I've not had any problem with them having gone out of true.

Bear in mind that I am a 130lb woman, but I sometimes carry cargo on myself...though I think the most I ever carried was 20lb of catfood. I don't think the wheels from my Schwinn outweigh a large sack of California Natural. And yes, I rode downtown with the wheels off my vintage bike strapped to my backpack. It was for a class. At any rate, the wheels support 130-150lbs of occasionally rough-road cyclist with grace and willingness.
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I have found the circuits to be very sturdy....I was almost 250# when I first started on them, and not very good about avoiding road hazards. They withstood it all and after several thousand miles are still true. These use a proprietary spoke that needs to be locktited to the hub so field spoke repairs are not very practical. Since most spoke failures are drive side on rear wheels, and that usually means pulling the freehub, this is kind of irrelevant. Their website will run you through the repair protocols...if you ever need them. I am happy with them. ymmv
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Hi, I have owned a pair of Velomax Ascents that I purchased around August of 2000. This was way before Easton gobbled up the company so I can only comment on the older models, but I am sure Easton's are as good or better....I have put them through a living hell across the usa and locally in colorado mostly long rides in the boonies.....not 1 problem and they are bullet proof......I remember thinking I was nuts to buy such expensive wheels but they have taken everything I have thrown at them and are still going....I plan to be buried with them ......I started around 200+ lbs and now arounf 175 so no probs with weight....the best wheels I have ever had.....also if you decide on them I was in loical Supergo here in CO and they had a sale for the Easton Ascent wheelset for $549.00 so you might want to check out if you are interested, I was looking at them Sunday thinking I would get a new pair and use the older ones on my crossbike and put the new ones on my road..hope this helps
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