Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset

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Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset
The Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheels are truly a bright beacon of quality and craftsmanship at a killer price. Strength abounds in these disc-specific wheels that feature double-wall 6061 aluminum rims in a medium V profile, aero steel spoke and brass nipples, lovingly built by hand and tensioned to perfection. Get ready to rock the trails with no travails.
  • 6061 aluminum double-wall rims are built to last
  • High quality sealed bearings ensure a smooth rolling set of wheels
  • Aero 3.0mm steel spokes with brass nipples
  • Hand-built to ensure perfect tension
  • 6-bolt disc rotor compatible
  • Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10-speed compatible cassette body
Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset
  • WHEEL SIZE 29"
  • UPC 664332864817
  • WEIGHT 2372g/pair (Front=1084g; Rear=1288g)
  • SPACING Front: 100mm; Rear: 135mm
  • SPOKES 3.0mm aero 14 gauge steel with brass nipples
  • SPOKE COUNT 24 front and rear
  • LACING PATTERN 2x
  • RIM WIDTH 21mm
  • RIM BRAKE SURFACE None - disc brake only
  • DISC COMPATIBLE 6-bolt
  • TUBELESS READY No
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Rim tape
  • Rating 4

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Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (8)
  • Mountain biking (8)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (8), Comfort oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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4.0

Cheap alterative

By Guy you see climbing Makakilo Drive

from Oahu

About Me Commuter

Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

  • Big Decals
  • Paint Damaged In Box

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Commuting/City

Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

I ordered these for my Cross Rip Comp that I use for commuting about 100 miles per week. 29er wheels and 700x37 Continental Touring Plus tires. I have only ridden to work once so far and all I can say for now is that they fit. The secret is out. 29er=622=700c and about $200 cheaper than any 8 speed disc wheel set I could find that says 700 on it. All I have to do now is take that giant decal off the rim and nobody will know the difference. They are 5 mm wider than my original rims, but I wanted to put on a fatter tire for comfort anyway. The bearing preload was way to tight like other reviewers have mentioned, but when I took the hubs apart there was plenty of grease. Maybe the manufacturer actually reads these reviews.

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

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4.0

good value

By Shrimp

from NYC

About Me Commuter

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

    These are very attractive wheels at a great price. As they come, the bearings are set way too tight so the first thing you need to do is grease and adjust them. A 10 minute job. Even after that they are not as smooth as a Mavic type hub but acceptable for there use. They are very good for training and commuting. Do not expect this to be a high end wheel, expect that they are a good value and reliable. They are very good for commuting and city riding. Save your race wheels and use these for practice.

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

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    5.0

    Very Nice for the Money!!!

    By Oz

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

      These are a great deal for the price and compare very well with anything under $300. Just like several others stated, the bearings need to be repacked as they use some poor grease, but 45 minutes spent here will yield a great result. Other than that, the wheels roll true and look fantastic. Really an excellent product!

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

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      5.0

      Good Results for me. These wheels are my 3rd set

      By Comfort Cyclist

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

        Great finish, great value. do not compare to $1,000 set, but can compare it to $300 wheels and they are an strong comparable

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

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        5.0

        Vuelta Starlite 29

        By Kobe

        from Kansas City

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

          great product, received when promised

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

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          3.0

          Ok for the money

          By Ron

          from the moon

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

            Like others have said the cones on the hubs are way too tight and have to be adjusted. The grease is just terrible. The main problem I have with the wheels is that even after all that they still feel very rough while turning.

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

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            5.0

            SO FAR SO GOOD

            By Pacman

            from Havertown, PA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

                Bouhgt them and installed them on a 2008 Specialized HardRock Pro disc. 26 incher. Got a set of discs, new casette, 700x35 cross tires and off I went on trails and gravel. Worked very well. In fact, recently did a pedestrian trail on park with lots of rocks and dismounting, wheels took a REAL beating to the point of ripping off part of the stickers on the side, but didn't miss a beat. If the keep hold up the same way, may be worth buying a second set and stowe away for future.
                The only iffy was having to disassemble and relube properly. Not a big deaal for me but may be a deal breaker for others.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Cost effective

                By Deets

                from Sandpoint, ID

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

                I bought these to put on a Nashbar brand cromo 29er frame with the idea to build it up cheap. I have about a hundred miles on them on XC and light all mountain trails and have been very pleased with them so far. The flat spokes and general appearance is great. I expected to have to true them often but havent had to so far, and I have not babied them. I figure they probably weigh more than other options, but I was going for a cost effective build, not a featherweight one. I constantly impressed by them; so much that I purchased a 26" Vuelta wheelset for a different bike of mine that was in need.

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

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                4.0

                Good value in a double wall rim

                By James B

                from Oklahoma City

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City

                    Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

                    Only the cones needed adjustment out of the box. I've had them on two 20 miles urban rides with many pot holes and curb hops. No sign of issues with durability.

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

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                    5.0

                    Awesome set of wheels....

                    By Bike builder

                    from Mt.Carmel,TN.

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Consthere Are None

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Extreme Sports
                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

                    I can't say Enid about these wheels..I have purchased one set for my custom build and one set for future builds..Great wheels..

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

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