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 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (10)
  • Mountain biking (8)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7), Commuter (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (8), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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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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                  • 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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