Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset

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Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset
If you're looking for the perfect all-around road wheel, you just landed in the right place. Whether you're training, racing or doing some serious bucket list-worthy rides, the Vuelta Corsa SLR Road wheelset is ideal for you. At 1,467 grams the Vuelta Corsa SLR Wheelset is one of the best values in its class and can only be found at Bike Nashbar. It climbs like a champ, can help you take the sprint, and is light enough to make you feel faster from the first ride on. Bladed spokes, radially-laced on the front wheel, help you cheat the wind while the 22mm rim height ensures predictable handling in even the stiffest of crosswinds. 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. Oh, and have me mentioned these wheels are lovingly built by hand for perfect tension and true?
  • 1.6mm bladed spokes slice through the air
  • 22mm rim profile provides strength while maintaining stability in crosswinds
  • Outstanding gram-to-dollar ratio leaves extra cash in you bank account for your 'team doctor'
  • Hand built to ensure perfect tension and true
  • Shimano/SRAM 11-speed rear (includes spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset
  • 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

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Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset
 
4.2

(based on 39 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Versatile (16)
  • Durable (15)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)
  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (36)
  • Commuting/city (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (34), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (29), Comfort oriented (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

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5.0

excellent value set

By half fast rider

from Silver City NM

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Group Rides Racing
  • Road Biking

Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

I've owned a set of Vuelta Corsa SLR wheels for almost two years and have been very happy with them. There light, strong, and very responsive. Close to there advertised weight, my scales have them at 1480 grams without the skewers. Pretty good bang for the buck considering you can pick them up from Nashbar on sale for around $250 delivered to your door. I weigh about 150 lb. And my bike is just under 16lb. There were no issues with them but I did have to true them one time. I now have a brand new set, the first set were doing fine, "I had around 6000 miles on them" when I bent the front wheel beyond repair "no fault of the wheel, all me". I called Nashbar looking to buy a new hoop thinking I would use the old spokes and hub which were fine. Unfortunately they couldn't help me with a new hoop, the sales rep., sensing my disgust suggested I return the wheels to them for a new set because of their forever guarantee. Not understanding what she meant, she told me Nashbar's policy is, if for any reason you are not completely happy with any one of there products you can return it for a full refund or replacement. I couldn't believe this but I figured what the heck for $30 shipping that was all I had to lose. To my surprise yesterday a new set of wheels showed up just like the other ones except they weren't bent and brand new. I guess this makes me a very loyal customer from now on. I've been buying from Nashbar for years but in my opinion this is above and beyond. In truth I was a little mad that they couldn't supply me with parts for my wheels but the result was way more than I expected, in fact I feel a little guilty for getting a new set of wheels for next to nothing. Needless to say I'm a happy camper. Thank-you Nashbar.

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

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5.0

Good as described

By Grandpa Tuck

from Zeeland, MI

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Club Rides
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

    Very smooth bearings. They accelerate more easily than my stock wheels and I can climb in one gear higher. Rear wheel needed slight truing, easily done, and front wheel was perfect.

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

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    5.0

    Best bang for the bucks.

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    By Ed the Lonewolf

    from Chicago, Illinois

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Inexpensive
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Peleton
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

      Over the last three years, I have purchased three sets of the SLR rims and have used them both for training and for long-distance endurance cycling. I can honestly say that these rims are ready to go from the box to the road and they perform way above what you would expect for the price. Great on hills and fast on flats. Never a dull moment with these wheels on my bike.

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

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      4.0

      Great lightweight budget wheels

      By GM

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

        Great lightweight budget wheels. Spun true right out of the box. Weighed in at 800+ grams for the rear and around 650 for the front. Hubs seem durable, have a good solid free hub body, with solid clicking.

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

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        4.0

        GOOD UPGRADE

        By OLD CYCLIST

        from St. Peters, MO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

          Bought these three weeks ago as an upgrade to my basic Bontrager wheels on my Trek 2.1. So far so good. These wheels are significantly lighter although twitchier than the Bontrager wheels. I have felt a difference in downhill speed and uphill. I use the 26 or 28 instead of the 30 or 32 gears on my standard route hills. The speed increase on flats is not as great as going up or downhill but there is a noticeable increase/difference. Came out of the box true and seem to be well constructed. I would recommend for those that are looking for an upgrade from basic gear.

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

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          1.0

          Not durable

          By Dean

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

            Just broke front spoke on my second pair of Vuelta Corsa SLR wheels. The cheap aluminum nipples had a fair amount of corrosion. This is the EXACT same problem I with my first pair. The first pair lased 9500 miles, this second pair lasted 7000 miles. I've replaced the nipple, but I know from past experience with these wheels this fix won't last.

            Bottom Line: They're OK and inexpensive, but don't expect them to last.

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

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            4.0

            Decent only time will tell how well they will last

            By yogibearal

            from seattle

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Spins Forever

            Cons

            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

            • Recreation
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

            I'm a DIY guy who loves to tinker and measures everything over again. The Vuelta wheels came well packaged but the rear was not true. Got it on my truing setup and spoke tension tool. The spoke tensions were not consistent. The lateral truing was actually not bad so a little bit of adjustment got it in shape. I ended up looking at the front wheel s too. They were fairly true, but spoke tension was also not consistent so made some minor adjustments. These wheels spin well. Rim is decent. Flat spokes feel/look of moderate quality, but allowed me to glue my rare earth magnet on a flat surface for speed/cadence measurements. Fit and finish overall is OK. Skewers were fairly heavy so replaced with my previous set. Overall for the price and the little bit of work, it is a great value. Mounted some latex tubes with conti GP 4000ii and it's a great feeling wheel. Would recommend. I'm 5'7" 155lb rider with gear on so these wheels should be more than sufficient to manage my weight. Only time will tell how long these wheels will hold their true. Will update when I've gotten a few more miles on them. So far great for the hilly area in Seattle.

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

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            3.0

            Flexy, and can't adjust the bearings. Go with the Corsa Lite

            By Pat

            from Syracuse NY

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Adjustments

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

            I bought these when they were still 10 speed, with the old bold graphics. They felt a little less stiff compared to my Vuelta Corsa Lites, but I rode them for a season anyway.

            After upgrading the freehub body to 11 speed from Vuelta, I can no longer get the preload on the rear bearings right. Too tight, and the hub won't spin when coasting. Too loose, and the hub has lateral movement. The only way to adjust the preload is with two hex wrenches inserted into either side of the axle. I've tried every possible torque, and am now just living with 2mm of lateral play at the rim. This is especially noticeable when standing.

            I also own 2 sets of the Corsa Lite wheels and recommend them to my teammates. Hub adjustment is better, they have regular spokes, and overall the wheels feel stiffer.

            Final verdict, go with Vuelta, just not these.

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

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            3.0

            Great wheel but don't bust one... They Cannot Be Replaced

            By BgddyJim

            from Swartz Creek, MI

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Impossible To Replace

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

            I broke a rim on a pothole on a four day tour. Nashbar will only sell a complete set and you can't get replacement hoops from Vuelta (the hole patterns are different. In short, they're great as long as you don't use them

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

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            4.0

            Enjoying these wheels.

            By David

            from Ionia Michigan

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

              I was basically hoping to buy some speed. Keep hearing best upgrade for speed is wheel set. Being on budget can't spend a fortune on wheels. I really don't think these increased my average speed that much but feel like they made a slight difference.

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

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