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
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (11)
  • Mountain biking (9)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8), Commuter (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (9), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

Very Nice!

By Lehigh Valley bikester

from Lehigh Valley, PA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

    I have a Cannondale MTN bike which was in dire need of a back rim. I bought this set and was amazed how beefy these things felt. There are times when I take into account the weight of rims, but not for this MTB.

    Two surprises: 1. This is a Presta tube setup. 2. The rim does not freewheel very well out of the box. It seems like it is loaded with heavy grease. However, after about 1,000 miles over the hot summer, it now freewheels VERY well.

    Bottom line---> If you are not racing or concerned about rim weight, this is a no brainer purchase. I bought a second set as a backup for my other mountain and/or hybrids.

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

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    4.0

    Vuelta Starlite 29"

    By Jorge0272

    from Miami, Fl.

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

      Just like all the other reviews. Hubs seem to be the only issue. Hubs are not as smooth as they should be. I guess that the wheel set apart and re-grease the hubs, but for the price, very hard to beat!

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

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      4.0

      29er=622=700c

      By yellow shirt guy

      from Makakilo, HI

      About Me Commuter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Inexpensive

      Cons

      • 26 Shipping To Hawaii
      • Paint Was Scratched

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about Vuelta Starlite 29" Mountain Wheelset:

      I bought these to use on my 700c cyclocross while I wait for parts my LBS ordered to rebuilt my original hubs. I figured it couldn't hurt to have another complete set of wheels. They are 4 mm wider that my original rims, but I wanted go bigger anyway so I put 700x37 touring tires on 29er 21 mm rims and they fit just fine. And about $200 cheaper than any 700c disk compatible wheel set I could find. The cones were too tight, but I found there was plenty of grease. Because of the way 2 wheels were packed into one box, the axel of each wheel scratched the paint off some of the other wheel's spokes. I tend to wear things out before they corrode away, so I don't think the lack of paint is a big issue even though the spokes are not stainless.

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

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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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