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
 
4.5

(based on 91 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (51)
  • Lightweight (47)
  • Versatile (34)
  • Inexpensive (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (6)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (57)
  • Mountain biking (53)
  • Road biking (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (50), Casual/ recreational (27), Commuter (10), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (42), Comfort oriented (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88)

Reviewed by 91 customers

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4.0

Great buy Looks good feels good on the raod

By E

from VA.

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking

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

    I use this product for weekend rides with friends and lite trail runs. Works great

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

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    4.0

    A bargain and some nice features

    By yetanotherwoo

    from Mountain View, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

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

        Pros - Inexpensive, comes with rim strips, modern wider bed for fat tires, stickers come off easily if so desired, wear indicator indentation that goes around the entire rim on the braking surface that some other reviewer mistook as a very narrow braking surface - the braking surface is the correct size, just ignore the wear indicator.
        Cons - wish it came with more spokes in an old school style 3 or 4 cross but at this price, can't be too picky.

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

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        5.0

        Just bought my 3rd set.

        By Longshanks

        from 600 feet above sea level.

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

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

          I previously replaced the wheels on our two TREK 820's with these wheels. They are used mainly for road and bike path use now, no serious off road riding but I'm about 235 Lbs. and they have held up to me just fine. This 3rd set will be used on a GT Tequesta MTB that I'm doing a drop bar conversion on. I needed 26" wheels for it that were more road oriented and these are perfect. Best wheels I've bought in this price range and better than some I've paid a lot more for.

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

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          5.0

          Old School

          By Saltypa

          from Smyrna , GA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fit The Need
          • Light
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Use: mountain biking around GA trails. Single track. These are for my non disc brake, i.e. Rim braking system on my old Gary Fisher. They look and work great! Very pleased!

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

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              4.0

              Nice set of sturdy wheels

              By Kevin the Texas Aggie

              from Missouri City, TX

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Rough Finishing

              Best Uses

              • Neighborhood Riding

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

              I mounted a set of 26X1.5 slicks on these wheels to convert my rigid 1997 Gary Fisher mountain bike into a neighborhood cruiser. My twin daughters are riding now, and tooling around the hood in aggressive knobby tires made little sense. So I used these to set up a new set of wheels. They're good looking wheels. The hubs appear to be well-sealed albeit a bit nondescript. They spin smoothly. They're probably not bombproof if you're planning on doing some serious mountain biking, but they're more than sturdy enough for trail riding. The aero spokes seem a little silly for my set up, but it's a nice touch. I did flat after mounting them due to some rough finishing around the valve hole on one of the wheels. I need to file it down, but my second tube hasn't popped yet. It could have been back luck with a tube, but it was definitely at the valve stem. Set up was easy. They already have the rim strip installed. They were true out of the box and were well-packed. At the price I paid, you can't go wrong for these wheels. I set them up in a 3x7 drive train, and with a 2mm spacer, the rear derailleur needed no adjustment from my knobby wheel set up. Swap the wheels out and go!

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

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              5.0

              So far, so good

              By none

              from Maryland

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

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

                Easy to install. I did not need to adjust cone nut. Bearing turned smoothly. 20 year-old bike looks like new.

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

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                4.0

                Looks good

                By Wildwoodsmn

                from N. Minnesota

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Looks Good

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Bikejoring
                • Commuting/City
                • Mountain Biking

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

                Nice looking wheel appears it will hold up. It required more switching of parts than I wanted for my bike, but at the price it was worth it.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very nice for the price

                By Sprocketman

                from Vancouver, WA

                About Me Commuter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Looks
                • Price
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Narrow Braking Surface

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City

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

                I bought these during a really good sale and they're definitely worth it. They were straight right out of the box (one needed a SLIGHT tweak on the truing stand). They come with a rim strip which is a nice touch. The skewers are nice looking too. They look great with the stickers, but I like a more toned down look on my bike, so the blow dryer and a few minutes of time and they're gone. Tires mounted easily. The only gripe I have is the braking surface is rather narrow. I am using KS Mountain pads and they just barely, and I mean BARELY fit the braking surface. It took a few tries to get them set up correctly. (HINT: align the pads as high & close to the tire as possible). To avoid this hassle use some thinline pads to save some headache. My only other issue with regards to these is the dual compound pads squeal like a stuck pig on these rims. I'll be trying a harder compound to hopefully solve this. With only 24 spokes I hope they hold up to daily commuting. Only time will tell. They feel very solid while riding and roll great with the precision bearings. I would definitely buy them again if I needed wheels for some of my other bikes.

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

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                5.0

                Great upgrade

                By MItchmellow

                from Minnesota

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Mountain Biking

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

                  These wheels are a great upgrade to a 20 year old mountain bike. Light for the price and they are holding up well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Really nice wheels

                  By Casual Rider

                  from Fort Worth, TX

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking

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

                    These wheels are for a very old bicycle that I rebuilt.
                    I decided to be an all black bike and needed black wheels. These are not only black and beautiful, but light and also important, at a very good price.

                    Definitively recommend them.

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

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