Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset

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Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset
If breaking spokes or fighting to keep wheels in true have ever been an issue with your road wheels then the Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset are definitely the hoops for you. Everything about them oozes strength and confidence so they're perfect for heavy training, the rigors of cyclocross, touring or commuting, or if you're simply a bigger rider who puts plenty of stress on wheels through normal riding. They've got a stout 30mm-deep aluminum rim that's built to last plus you couldn't ask for a stronger spoke set-up than 36 straight gauge spokes per wheel laced in a 3-cross pattern. The CNC-machined brake track provides excellent all-weather performance while the hubs spin on sealed cartridge bearings so they get up to speed quickly and roll smoothly. For the ultimate in compatibility this wheelset is 11-speed Shimano/SRAM ready, with an included 8/9/10-speed spacer for older cassettes so the odds are it will seamlessly work with your current drivetrain. Last but not least, there's no robot construction here as these wheels are lovingly built by hand for perfect tension and true.
  • 30mm medium-V alloy pinned rim is both strong and aerodynamic
  • CNC-machined brake walls provide responsive, precise braking performance
  • 36 14-gauge stainless spokes laced 3-cross creates a super-strong wheel
  • Sealed cartridge bearings spin fast and roll smooth
  • Robust design accommodates larger riders with a weight limit of up to 300 lbs
  • Hand built to ensure perfect tension and true
  • Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible (w/ spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset
  • WEIGHT Front: 1052g / Rear: 1395g; Weight Limit: 300lb
  • TIRE SIZE 700c
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • HUB Sealed Cartridge Bearings
  • SPACING Front: 100mm; Rear: 130mm
  • SPOKES 14 gauge stainless spokes
  • SPOKE COUNT 36
  • LACING PATTERN 3-cross
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • RIM HEIGHT 30mm
  • RIM WIDTH Inside Width: 16mm / Outside Width: 19mm
  • COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 11-speed (includes Shimano 8/9/10 speed spacer)
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Skewers, rim strips, user manual
  • Rating 5

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Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (16)
  • Commuting/city (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (19), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (15), Comfort oriented (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

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4.0

Clydesdale Certified

By Clyde S Dale

from SE Missouri

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

      At 240lbs, I am not your average cyclist. I was having trouble keeping the OEM wheels on my Giant FCR true.
      I ordered these wheels for myself for Christmas. I have only used them a few times but I can feel the difference in precision in my steering and they are still true.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice !!!

      By For Fun

      from Wilmington, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

        Needed to replace a rear wheel on my Trek 7500 ... at 250 lbs I wanted to try these ... very nice looking and smooth rolling ... I only have 20 miles on them but hope they stay smooth and true for a long time ... good value

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Vuelta Corsa HD Wheelset

        By Neil

        from Ventura, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good price

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Low Quality Qr's

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

        I needed and use these wheels for everyday fast fitness riding. These wheels came out of the box straight and round. The hubs are smooth as glass, and everything seems well finished. The QR's are junk and I replaced them with Shimano skewers. The wheels are heavy as heck, but then, so sm I (215 lbs., not fat, thank you :)) , so I bought these for durability, not weight. I've been building my own wheels for decades, so I was skeptical about these, but the price is way less than all the components for a new set. After a couple of weeks of pounding on them, no problems.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Ride, Great Looks, RUGGED!

        By Sam P.

        from Irvine, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Bargain
        • Durable
        • Straight And True
        • Versatile
        • Well made

        Cons

        • No Cons Here

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Extreme Sports
        • Hard Use
        • Heavy Rider
        • Road Biking
        • Training

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

        My wife and I got into cycling this year for health reasons. We've been loving it. Wanting to get the whole family riding, I decided to build a bike for my High School age son. He's a well fed football defensive lineman, 6'2" and weighing in at around 275 to 280. He's far from being a little boy. I wanted a wheel that he could ride like a teenager rides (hard) and not collapse and put him in the hospital.
        I got these wheels during one of Bike Nashbar's sales and saved even more over an already great price. The wheels look awesome and came straight as an arrow. They are well made and went right on the bike with no fuss.
        Some people say they are heavy, but they are actually a decent weight for the amount of toughness you get.
        When I ride his bike, I notice the bike feels more stable. The extra weight the wheels have do make them less responsive than a light race wheel, but they end up having a more stable ride that carries more momentum. I wouldn't want to race with these wheels, but they might be the perfect wheels for a century or Gran Fondo.
        If you have a need for a tough rugged wheel that is still responsive and rides well, you won't find anything better.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        second set

        By Andrew

        from Wallla Walla, WA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

          I put on over 10,000 miles on a set of these with no issues. I am 220lbs and avg. 100+ miles per week. They are starting to show signs of wear so I am looking for my second set.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great wheel for heavyweights

          By Big John

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

            Low maintainance stays ture

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            goes to 11

            By juror dread

            from earth

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Heavy Metal Thunder

            Cons

            • Only 2 Fit A Bicycle

            Best Uses

            • Mosh Pit

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

            this are the heavy metal of wheels... they belong in a mosh pit thrashing other wheels down to a pulp... they go from 0 to 60 in 2.5 weeks... the open bumpy road is where they roam...

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lighter isn't always better

            By rfishm

            from DeLand, Fl

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Heavy Duty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

              At 6'-4" and 250#, I need wheels that will hold up. I'm not interested in carbon fiber and how light I can make my bike. I just want reliability. I have only had a chance to ride one 20 mile ride since I got these wheels but so far so good. The wheels arrived in great shape and they look good on my 8 year old Fugi Absolute 3. These wheels are rated for 300# and are very reasonably priced.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Wheels So Far

              By Josh

              from Springfield, OR

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

                  I've only been cycling seriously for about 8 months now and I'm averaging around 100 miles per week, weighing 225lbs. The stock wheels that came with my bike had major truing issues and I finally gave up on them and ordered the Corsa HD. I was pretty nervous about increasing my wheel weight as I'm trying to improve speeds and train for duathlons/triathlons. But, after my first century ride the stock wheelset was off true again and I needed some wheels I could trust.

                  All that being said, I love these wheels so far. 7-8 rides on them in the last two weeks and they're doing great. My speeds have actually increased with the new wheelset, averaging over 19mph now! Not sure how that works since they're definitely a bit heavier than my previous wheels. The thing that I have really noticed though is that everything feels more firm. My tires are holding higher pressure better and I'm not needing to refill air before every ride, as I previously had to do. Also, the wheels seem to generate a bit more power on climbs, especially out of the saddle. My previous wheels had a lot more spring and give to them and the firmer feel of the new wheelset seems to help a lot when the watts are up. Still true after a number of rides with some less than ideal bumps, cracks, and some terrible railroad tracks that I ride over on a regular basis.

                  Hoping these wheels stay true and continue to support my weight!

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Darn near indestructible

                  By Shortchevy

                  from Cass County, MO

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Durable
                  • Roll Smoothly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

                    I would not call myself an experienced cyclist or knowledgeable about gear; however, I have put 3k on these wheels this year and I am extremely pleased with the performance they offer on my S-Works. The front wheel remained true even after it was caught in a rail (R.R. crossing) and flipped me over the handlebars.

                    I was over 200 Lbs. when I built my bike so strong wheels where important. It is true, they are heavy, but durable alloy wheels probably have to be heavy. I may be wrong, remember that I am not bike tech knowledgeable. They roll smoothly. My only regret is that I bought only one set because last year's graphics were better and my old steel bike would look great with a set.

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Speed Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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