Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset

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Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset
If breaking spokes or fighting to keep wheels in true have ever been an issue with your road wheels then the Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset are definitely the hoops for you. Everything about them oozes strength and confidence so they're perfect for heavy training, the rigors of cyclocross, touring or commuting, or if you're simply a bigger rider who puts plenty of stress on wheels through normal riding. They've got a stout 30mm-deep aluminum rim that's built to last plus you couldn't ask for a stronger spoke set-up than 36 straight gauge spokes per wheel laced in a 3-cross pattern. The CNC-machined brake track provides excellent all-weather performance while the hubs spin on sealed cartridge bearings so they get up to speed quickly and roll smoothly. For the ultimate in compatibility this wheelset is 11-speed Shimano/SRAM ready, with an included 8/9/10-speed spacer for older cassettes so the odds are it will seamlessly work with your current drivetrain. Last but not least, there's no robot construction here as these wheels are lovingly built by hand for perfect tension and true.
  • 30mm medium-V alloy pinned rim is both strong and aerodynamic
  • CNC-machined brake walls provide responsive, precise braking performance
  • 36 14-gauge stainless spokes laced 3-cross creates a super-strong wheel
  • Sealed cartridge bearings spin fast and roll smooth
  • Robust design accommodates larger riders with a weight limit of up to 300 lbs
  • Hand built to ensure perfect tension and true
  • Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible (w/ spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset
  • WEIGHT Front: 1052g / Rear: 1395g; Weight Limit: 300lb
  • UPC 664332864602
  • TIRE SIZE 700c
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • HUB Sealed Cartridge Bearings
  • SPACING Front: 100mm; Rear: 130mm
  • SPOKES 14 gauge stainless spokes
  • SPOKE COUNT 36
  • LACING PATTERN 3-cross
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • RIM HEIGHT 30mm
  • RIM WIDTH Inside Width: 16mm / Outside Width: 19mm
  • COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 11-speed (includes Shimano 8/9/10 speed spacer)
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Skewers, rim strips, user manual
  • Rating 4.5

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Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (64)
  • Versatile (26)
  • Good price / value (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (18)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (57)
  • Commuting/city (47)
  • Extreme sports (4)
  • Cyclocross (3)
  • Training (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (51), Casual/ recreational (12), Commuter (6)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (43), Comfort oriented (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70)

Reviewed by 73 customers

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5.0

If you weigh over 200 lbs and not a racing

By Don

from Florida

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking
    • Touring

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

    You don't have too spend big bucks on custom wheels. These wheels are rated for 300 lbs. My wheels that came on my bike were out of true. immediately. And after a couple of time truing them decided to try these when Nashbar had them on sale. They Came out of the box true and after a few hundred miles they are still true today. I can't speak for the longevity yet but I see no reason that they won't last for a long time if taken care of. Not the lightest wheels by any means but weren't that much heavier than the stock wheels that came on the bike. I would recommend these wheels to any one that commutes, carries any kind of weight or are on the heavy side and don't want too spend the money to have custom wheels made.

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

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    5.0

    Heavy Climber ( This is My Second Set)

    By BJ211

    from LakeArrowhead CA.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Apocalypse Proof
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking
    • Ultra Cycling

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

    6'9" 260 pound Hillbilly : I started out with my stock trek wheels that constantly needed to be trued, The Rear was of course the worst , I have around 8000 mi on my first set before i needed a hub replacement ( the GUTS ) havnt Broke a Spoke Yet. Weight Doesnt matter (YOU STILL GOTTA PEDAL IT!!!) I would rather be 100 miles out on a set of HD's than a cute little set of lite wheels that may leave me STRANDED.

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

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    5.0

    Awesome wheelset for the price!

    By Burgrat

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 10 11-speed Compatible
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking
    • Training

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

    I'm a big guy (6'3", 280lbs.). These wheels are very sturdy, they stay true, and the are a great value! I use them mainly for training and fitness. The have stayed true, even with my weight. They are not lightweight by any means, but I'm not concerned with that for my use. These are not racing wheels, but they will serve you well for training, commuting, etc.
    If you use a coupon code or find a good sale at Nashbar, you can get these for less than $130 total. You won't find a better wheelset for the price!

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

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    5.0

    Great Road Wheels for a big guy

    By Ken B

    from Kalamazoo, MI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

      These are by far the best road wheels I have found in terms of durability. I ride alot of city and paved bike trails with my road bike and these stand up to the potholes and ruts. I weigh about 250 and am obviously rough on wheels. These needed truing about 1/4 as much as other sets I've had. They also look really sharp. If you are looking for a tough set of wheels for your 700c bike, you can't beat the durability and price of the HDs. My only problem is you can't buy just one as a replacement. My front wheel got hit by a truck and broke the hub, but still rode for another 2 months before it really started to sway. Other than that, Highly recommend!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Strong wheel

      By Mike

      from Parkville, mo

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

        Front wheel immediately came out of true, but has been great ever since. These bomb proof wheels provide a stable ride for this 275lb rider.

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

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        5.0

        Bomb Proof

        By Clydesdale Anthony

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Commuter

        Pros

        • Dependable
        • Durable
        • Price
        • Strong
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • A Bit Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

        After going through two wheel sets from breaking spokes from riding terrible roads and being 250 lbs I was set on getting these wheels rather than paying $450/wheel for a built for you wheel.
        Couldn't be happier with these wheels. They feel bomb proof, don't even wobble and glide down the road. Buy these if you not a typical biker ( Over 150 lbs)

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

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        5.0

        Super wheels

        By Tom

        from San Diego

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

          Fantastic wheels. I'm a heavy rider (225lbs) and these wheels really hold up very well. This is my second set - I got 13,700 miles out the first set when I started breaking spokes. I ride for exercise and these wheels are smooth and sturdy.
          Highly recommend

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

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          5.0

          3000 miles later

          By CL

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

          Rode these wheels well over 3000 miles in a 6 month period and they are still true. I weigh 250lbs and often cycle with a 20lb backpack. I've hit many potholes and even crashed a once and the wheels are still holding true. Well worth the money.

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

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          5.0

          Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset

          By Award23

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good For A Larger Rider
          • Very Good Looking Wheels

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

            Great looking wheels, and so far seem to be very sturdy. Using on my commuter bike. Wheels are great for rough roads, and heavier loads on the bike. Pleased with them after 3 weeks of riding them around 25 miles a day.

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

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            5.0

            Over 4K and going strong

            By Dima wants more time to bike

            from New Jersey

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great For Heavy Riders
            • Very Strong Great Build

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Off Road
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa HD Road Wheelset:

              After 4000 miles wheel set is going strong. Not afraid to take them on any type of roads. A must for riders over 200lbs. Great price, great training wheel. Went for the 11x32 10speed setup with this wheel as its on the heavy side with me up steep hills.

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

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