Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition

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Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition
An excellent set of rim brake mountain wheels at a great price. The Vuelta Zerolite 26" mountain bike wheelset offers a lightweight, quality set of wheels that will be a sure upgrade for any newly confirmed MTB addict. An excellent set of rim brake mountain bike wheels, their CNC-machined sidewalls enhance stopping power while 24 spokes front and rear laced 3-cross ensures plenty of strength. These are the limited edition Zerolites available in black or white color options, so they won't be around forever.
  • 26mm medium-V rim with CNC-machined sidewalls for better stopping power
  • 3.0mm bladed aero plain gauge spokes of C45 steel, 24 front/24 rear, 3-cross lacing
  • Rims drilled for Presta valves
  • 26" mountain wheels
Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition
  • WHEEL SIZE 26"
  • WEIGHT 958g (Front); 1135g (Rear)
  • SPACING 135mm rear
  • SPOKES 3.0mm bladed aero plain gauge spokes of C45 steel, brass nipples
  • SPOKE COUNT 24 front/ 24 Rear
  • LACING PATTERN 3x (front and rear)
  • RIM WIDTH 26mm
  • RIM BRAKE SURFACE Machined
  • DISC COMPATIBLE No
  • TUBELESS COMPATIBLE
  • TUBELESS READY No
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED QR Skewers
  • Rating 4.5

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Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition
 
4.4

(based on 63 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (32)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Versatile (24)
  • Inexpensive (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (46)
  • Mountain biking (36)
  • Road biking (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (38), Casual/ recreational (15), Commuter (8)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (32), Comfort oriented (27)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62)

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4.0

Good for the Price

By JD

from Tampa, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cheap price

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City

Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

This was a cheap replacement to resurrect an old mountain bike to a city bike. You'll need to loosen the cones as they come way too tight and bind. You'll have to decide for yourself the balance between binding and play on these. I loosened them and added some grease. I had an issue with the narrow rim strip giving me flats on the rear tire. I replaced it with some velo plugs and haven't had an issue since. I've got around 200 miles on them and they need to be trued but that's to be expected of new wheels. They are a little wider and heavier than the mavics I replaced but hey for under $100 you can't go wrong.

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

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4.0

Great Wheels for the price

By Paul

from Kettle Falls, WA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Look good

Cons

  • Needed To Adjust Hubs

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City

Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

True out of box, but had to adjust wheel bearing hubs on both wheels. I put slick tires on for commuting bike. Only have a couple of hundred miles on so far, but of the money, you can't go wrong.

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

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5.0

I would by this product excellent

By Jr

from Fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very Nice Wheels

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

      Excellent

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Vuelta Zerolite 26 Mountain Wheelset

      By Robbie Dogie

      from Napa

      About Me Commuter

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None that I know of

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

      I bought this wheel set about a year ago! I was concerned that the hubs had no name brand on them. I also wondered about the spokes because they looked liked none that could be replaced. I have roaded on these to work and back for a year. No problems what so ever! The spokes have stayed tight with no adjustment needed what so ever. The wheel has also stayed true with no adjustment needed! These are great and I would not hesitate to buy another set. They are a great value! I use a u-bolt lock through the back wheel and it has not effected the spokes at all.

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

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      5.0

      Glad I bought a new wheelset.

      By Fred

      from Minnesota

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

            Saving a 1986 Cannondale aluminum mountain frame, looking for used 26 inch wheels, then found these.
            I paired them with a set of Geax Roadster City Tires Item # YT-GROAD and they look great! It also eliminated the fractional vs decimal sizing. Not may miles on yet, but love em.

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

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            5.0

            Great

            By DB

            from Bend Oregon

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

                Got these for my wife for beginning off-road use. They came out of the box true and tensioned (and with rim strip too). Just had to slap on the tires and she's off. They look great too. For the price you can't beat them.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Happy with this purchase

                By dapaterson

                from Agoura Hills, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

                  For the price these are definitely the best wheels I have found! As others have mentioned, the bearings are adjusted a bit tight from the factory but simple to adjust with cone wrenches. An unexpected bonus is tires are super easy to change without tools due to the design of the rims.

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

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                  4.0

                  Quality Budget Wheelset

                  By Jon

                  from Harrisburg, Pa

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting/City
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

                    This is my second set of Nashbar/Vuelta Zerolites. I enjoyed the first pair for several thousand miles of riding—sometimes riding very hard—with only minor truing until the freehub suffered compete mechanical failure. Considering the price of this wheelset, the mechanic at my LBS suggested that I replace the wheel over servicing the freehub. Another reviewer mentioned upgrading the rim tape and I believe that to be good idea; I'm using 22mm Velox cloth tape and it mates nicely with concavity of the rim. The wheels arrived true and with strong spoke tension. These 'zerolites' are heavy for a 24 spoke count wheel – but they seem sturdy. I've done 500+ miles on the current set and am expecting to have them shop-trued in another 500. Those miles have included daily commuting, greenbelt rides, climbing over Appalachian mountains, gravel riding and curb jumping. I have 2.3" K-Rad tires mounted at ~70 psi and the pairing has been sweet.

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

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                    5.0

                    Grate wheels at a great price.

                    By Russ

                    from Red Bank, NJ

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Straight And True

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting/City
                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

                      My wife is riding with me more, so I wanted to upgrade her bike a little. The wheels a very light and ran straight and true. Plus she loved the white color.

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

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                      3.0

                      Bad rim strips

                      By Adam

                      from St Johns, FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Inexpensive

                      Cons

                      • Poor Construction
                      • Rim Strips

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting/City

                      Comments about Vuelta Zerolite 26" Mountain Wheelset - Limited Edition:

                      Beware of the rim strips. If I could attach a picture to this review, you'd be able to see how the rim strips are too narrow and thin. Because they are too narrow and they were assembled crooked, the tube is exposed to the sharp edges of the spoke holes. Because the rim strips are so thin, running moderate pressure (80 psi) horribly deforms the rim strips into the spoke holes. I pumped up to 80 psi for a triathlon, and one of my tubes failed within a day.

                      Luckily, I had some Nashbar rim strips on hand. They are much better: 0.63 vs. 0.43 mm thick and 21.9 vs. 16.5 mm wide. After pumping to 80 psi, I've had no problems.

                      I tried complaining to Nashbar and included pictures, but apparently their e-mail system blocks e-mails with attachments but doesn't notify the sender. Once I got through, they gave me a $10 gift card for the rim strips and tube.

                      I consider the price paid a great value for a wheelset. If not for the price, I would have only given this wheelset 2 stars.

                      I'm using this as a 2nd set of wheels for my son. One set is for mountain biking, and this set has semi-slicks for triathlons and going to/from school.

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

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