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
  • UPC 664332864602
  • 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 4.5

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Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (35)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (31)
  • Commuting/city (22)
  • Cyclocross (3)
  • Extreme sports (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (30), Casual/ recreational (5), Commuter (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (26), Comfort oriented (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

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5.0

Excellent Value

By TC

from Seattle, Washington

About Me Commuter

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

    I use these on a touring bike for commuting and weekend rides mostly on pavement. I have been running Shimano Ultegra wheels, which are light and run true and give a good ride, but always worried that they were vulnerable to road shock when I was riding on rough streets. It seems like half of Seattle streets are under construction so there are a lot of those here. So I got the Vuelta Corsa HD's, which granted are a little heavier than the Ultegras, hence the HD I suppose, but certainly there are now no worries about damage with deeper rim profile. They are well built and when checking the spoke tension out of the box all spokeks were within a percent or two of each other. I expect these to run a good long time.

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

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    5.0

    Durable wheels

    By Old guy

    from Ravenna, OH

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Stay true

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

      I weigh 270 lb. My average speed is 16-17 mph. These wheels were true radially and laterally out of the box. Very smooth ride. They have stayed true through 1,000 miles of road and paved trail riding.

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

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      5.0

      Worry free wheelset

      By RacinStart

      from Central, NJ

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Price

      Cons

      • Heavy Not A Con

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Pot Holes Gravel Rocks
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

      I am nearing 3000 miles on them. Wheels continue to be strong. I have hit potholes, bad roads, rocks, gravel, went of roading, performed jumping off curbs. Oh and I weight about 225 lbs with all my equipment on. Wheels are pretty bullet proof. Will update when I near 5000 miles. They do spin up slow but makes you a stronger rider.

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

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      3.0

      Waiting for replacement set

      By D.B.

      from Tacoma Wa

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Heavy Duty
      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

      Rear bearing went bad after 700 miles waiting for replacement set. Seem to be very stout . I am 195 lbs and they stayed true. Hope the next set lasts. Lots of spokes! ! I guess that's one way of making a strong wheel.

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

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      4.0

      Great Wheels at Excellent Price

      By JSB

      from Cary NC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Very durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking
        • Touring

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

        I have two sets of the HDs. One I put on a steel touring bike and the other on an aluminum frame hybrid I built myself. I have several hundred miles on them both on the road and on dirt roads w rocky patches. I am apx 190 lbs and have run them pretty hard. I have yet to have to true them. They are also good looking. A small criticism would be that the quick-release skewers which came with the wheels are not as good as the wheels - they work but I may replace them. Still, a great set of wheels for an excellent price.

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

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        4.0

        Great Wheels

        By Cycling Kurt

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

          I'm a heavier rider (230lbs). After snapping a rear spoke on a ride and constantly having to re-true my rear wheel, I wanted to find something more strong and durable than the 20 spokes I had in the rear wheel. These wheels can hold and handle the weight which makes me feel safer on my rides. They look sharp too! Look forward to putting many miles on them. If your a heavier build like me, you need to check these out.

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

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          5.0

          Reliable wheelset for big guys

          By CJ

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Reliable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking
            • Rough Roads

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

            Put over 1000's miles on these wheels since I got them in mid march and I haven't popped a spoke or needed a truing yet. I'm a big guy and I ride with power and can't always get out of the way of potholes. Great wheels, especially for the price.

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

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            5.0

            Strong, not for the Weak

            By Marathon Martin

            from Redding, CA

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • For Strong Heavy Rider
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Elevated Training
              • Extreme Sports
              • Long Distance
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

              700c wheels for the road in a narrow rim and 25mm tires have been a nightmare for my entire 45 years of serious cycling. I train to be strong, and I am 195 pounds, this combination diminishes the life of a wheel to just a few thousand miles before it begins to break down. Vuelta rims are the only rim I have used in my life that when I broke a spoke on a 24 spoke wheel, it did not go out of true. That is how strong these wheels are. Over kill for a lightweight rider or someone who doesn't push the limits. The cassette bearings are beautifully smooth. Some call this wheel heavy, I don't, the weight is necessary for strength and I want the weight.

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

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              5.0

              Still going strong

              By Big John

              from Northern Vermont

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Deal
              • Worry Free

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Cyclocross
              • Gravel Grinder
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

              Just thought I'd post an update. I've now had a pair on my road bike for more than two years and still haven't had to touch them to true or re-tension. I had a second trouble free pair on my CX bike all last season...a summer's worth of gravel grinders and then a full season of CX races. One CX race involved riding half a lap with a flat tire, over rocks, roots and holes (I figured a damaged rim was inevitable). Imagine my surprise on putting the bike in the workstand afterwards only to find the wheel still in perfect shape! I figured that at 6'5" and 215# an unprotected, bottoming out rim would have at least had some wobbles and flat spots, but there was nothing of the sort! These wheels are fantastic for us big guys!

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

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              5.0

              Bomb proof

              By Shoneybear

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City

                Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

                I've had these rims for two full seasons, and I've never had any issue with them. I use them mostly during my commute. No spoke tightening or hub maintenance has been necessary. They are not light wheels, but that is not the point of these. I weigh in the 250 range most of the time and have put over 8,000 miles on these hogs. I highly recommend these if you are a bigger person or just want a super-durable wheelset.

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

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