Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset

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Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
Looking for a solid upgrade? The Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset is probably the most versatile set of hoops you'll lay eyes on. Weighing in at a lean and mean 1570 grams for the pair, these alloy road wheels feature a 27mm deep rim, so they're nice and light but still slice through the wind for that all-important aerodynamic advantage. The CNC-machined brake track provides excellent all-weather performance while the hubs spin on Japanese-made EZO 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.
  • 27mm deep rims are made of extra stiff, lightweight 6066 aluminum alloy
  • CNC-machined brake wall provides responsive, precise braking performance
  • Triple butted aero spokes help the wheel in the aero department, and make a tougher build so they won't go out of true
  • Japanese-made EZO cartridge bearings spin fast and roll smooth
  • Hand built to ensure perfect tension and true
  • Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible (w/ spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
  • 1570g (pair)
Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
  • WEIGHT Front 676g/Rear 894g = Pair 1570g
  • TIRE SIZE 700C
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • HUB Vuelta hubs with EZO bearings
  • SPACING 100mm front; 130mm rear
  • SPOKES Triple-butted aero 2.2mm stainless steel
  • SPOKE COUNT 20 front; 24 rear
  • LACING PATTERN Front: radial; Rear: 2-cross
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • RIM HEIGHT 27mm
  • COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 11-speed (includes spacer to 8/9/10-speed compatibility)
  • RIM WIDTH Not specified
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Quick release skewers, rim strips
  • Rating 4.5

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Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Durable (11)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (17)
  • Commuting/city (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (14), Comfort oriented (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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1.0

Light good rolling but NOT so durable

By Satrun

from Louisville KY

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Price

Cons

  • Poor Construction
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City

Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

My cycling habits with these wheels consist mostly for training. First I was impressed with the Vuelta Corsa Lite wheels general performance on good straight surface roads for slow recovery and long base miles riding. Good rolling and weight performance. However they did not perform well in faster racing pace rides. My first noticeable issue with them was over flexing under moderate sprint or climbing conditions. My rear brake leaver had to be set completely open to avoid brakes catching rim brake surface. One can also move rim side to side mounted on the bike being stationary with ones fingers. Secondly, fast cornering was a gamble from braking to steering. The flexing caused a lot of power to be lost and strain on spoke to rim where the rim finally cracked and pulled two spokes out of the alloy rim holes. Generally they're not bad training or commuting wheels especially for the price however if you're looking for something more durable with performance there is a lot better on the market in this price range .

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

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4.0

nice wheels for the price

By hazben

from little rock, ar

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

      I tried these after my Corsa SLRs would not stay true due to my weight (230lbs). These are holding up much better than the SLRs even though they are a lower spoke count. If you are a lighter rider <180lbs and on good roads I would consider paying the little bit extra for the SLR since they are extremely nice wheels. These wheels are still a great value but they don't spin up as nice as the SLRs.

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

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      4.0

      Great Wheels

      By TED

      from Winter Park Fl

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

        Wheels are used for century rides and weekly training rides.
        The Wheels are light. My only concern is durable.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great Wheel for the Cost

        By Matt the biker

        from Wichita Falls TX.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

          I have ridden these wheels about 500 miles and they are great. Best set of wheels for the money I could find. They are super lightweight at 1570g.

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

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          5.0

          Better than Ksyrium Equippes

          By Ed

          from Guaynabo, PR

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Remain True

          Cons

          • Don't Look Very Durable

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Racing
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

          This is my first time writing a review. I'm doing this in order to help anyone in a similar situation.

          I've been riding bikes for a while, pretty much done every upgrade available, except for wheels. I hadn't upgraded the wheels largely due to the price, plus I didn't think they would make a big difference on my bike. Wow, was I wrong.

          After a lot of reading on different wheels, material and brands this wheels were always mentioned. So, I decided to purchase them from Nashbar. After I purchased them, I was offered a very good deal on my LBS for a set of Mavic Ksyrium equippe so, I also bought them. I have several bikes so I decided it would be a great opportunity to compare them with my new Vueltas.

          Before installing them, just by picking them up you can immediately notice that the Vueltas are a lot lighter. I can't stress this enough, the Vueltas are lighter than a $500 set of Ksyriums. So, I installed both and decided to spin the wheels having the 2 bikes side by side, both on bike stands. The Vueltas spun for A LOT longer than the Ksyriums.

          At last, it was time for a ride. First the Vueltas, I immediately felt a difference on my bike, acceleration was improved, and climbing was way easier. I was very impressed. Then, the Ksyriums, they felt just the same as the stock wheels my bike came with, Shimano WH-500. I was shocked. After 2 rides later, which I covered probably 40 miles on each ride, the Ksyriums needed to be trued. The Vueltas on the other hand, were running good as new.

          To finish, based on my personal experience, the Vuelta Corsa Lite performed better than a set of Mavic Ksyrium Equippes and probably Elites too. They are light at 1570g and remain true. If you care about performance, I can't recommend this wheels enough. From now on, this are the wheels I'm buying for my bikes, can't wait to try the Vueltas SLR.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best value and performance for the money

          By Jeff

          from Virginia

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

            This is my second set of these wheels. 18000 miles and a couple of podiums later it was time for a new set. You cannot get performance like this for the money and for thousands less than others, there is money left over for other bike parts. Great set of wheels!

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

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            5.0

            Takes a Licking and keeps on rolling

            By OCLVroadrider

            from Kingsport TN

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

              I just bought my second set. The first set were great for a year and a half (7000+ miles?) until disaster struck and something went all the way through a tire, tube, rim strip and into the rim. a little work and a boot over the hole in the rim (and an new tire and tube) and I was rolling again with no obvious problem. They may be just fine, but not wanting to tempt fate with a compromised rim, decided to replace them. I couldn't find any better deal out there, so picked up the new version on sale. Sadly, not as flashy a paint job as the previous years, but I bought them to ride, not look at.

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

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              5.0

              Great wheelset!!

              By Coach

              from Dayton,Oiho

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

                I purchased this wheelset to give me an upgrade for the road bike I use. I am quite pleased with these wheels.They are very light and durable. I felt the difference in the rolling resistance right away. My speed using these improved markedly. For the money a great buy!

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

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                5.0

                the price is right

                By onstraight

                from nw. Arkansas

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

                  After 8Mos. of use wheels have held up with only one minor wheel truing. I ride in the ozarks very few flat roads almost always ascending or descending. So the weight means a lot and these wheels do excellent. I noticed an immediate difference from stock bontrager wheels.Very pleased and would purchase again.

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

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic wheelset!!

                  By Ray K

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Loud Freewheel

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

                  I have just a hair over 875 miles on the wheelset. I bought them for training for a 2-day 200 mile (Seattle to Portland) ride in 2013. They are as true as the day I got them. They have been through all sorts of different pavements and lots of cringe worthy potholes (due to insufficient pace line warnings). I still ride anywhere from a quick commute, hilly 25 miler or a century.

                  The wheels spun quite freely (by hand) when I got them. They fully broke-in on one of my 80 mile training rides. They are even better now! In unofficial testing with other wheelsets these stay spinning much much longer than other well broken-in (and maintained) wheelsets. I compared these to Roval (OE on Specialized Roubaix Expert), Mavic Askium Race and Shimano RS20.

                  I have noticed my rides over the same areas are easier than before. Looking at my GPS tracks my average speed is higher over the same ground. I noticed immediately these wheels accelerate MUCH faster since I lost nearly 1.8 lbs of wheel weight!

                  The new understated graphics look better than mine (rather ostentatious on the older version). I prefer to be understated. But laziness won and I left the stickers on the wheels.

                  I like the wheels so much they are now on my newest bike. A titanium framed bike. They are light, durable and inexpensive. I just need to lube the freewheel to quiet it down. No issues with cassette biting into freewheel since the cassette has a spider for the lowest gears.

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

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