Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset

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Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
Looking for a solid upgrade? The Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset is probably the most versatile set of hoops you'll lay eyes on. Weighing in at a lean and mean 1570 grams for the pair, these alloy road wheels feature a 27mm deep rim, so they're nice and light but still slice through the wind for that all-important aerodynamic advantage. The CNC-machined brake track provides excellent all-weather performance while the hubs spin on Japanese-made EZO 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.
  • 27mm deep rims are made of extra stiff, lightweight 6066 aluminum alloy
  • CNC-machined brake wall provides responsive, precise braking performance
  • Triple butted aero spokes help the wheel in the aero department, and make a tougher build so they won't go out of true
  • Japanese-made EZO cartridge bearings spin fast and roll smooth
  • Hand built to ensure perfect tension and true
  • Shimano/SRAM 11-speed compatible (w/ spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
  • 1570g (pair)
Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
  • WEIGHT Front 676g/Rear 894g = Pair 1570g
  • TIRE SIZE 700C
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • HUB Vuelta hubs with EZO bearings
  • SPACING 100mm front; 130mm rear
  • SPOKES Triple-butted aero 2.2mm stainless steel
  • SPOKE COUNT 20 front; 24 rear
  • LACING PATTERN Front: radial; Rear: 2-cross
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • RIM HEIGHT 27mm
  • RIM WIDTH 18 mm
  • COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 11-speed (includes spacer to 8/9/10-speed compatibility)
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Quick release skewers, rim strips
  • Rating 4.5

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Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset
 
4.5

(based on 37 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (33)
  • Durable (15)
  • Versatile (8)
  • True (3)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (31)
  • Commuting/city (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (27), Casual/ recreational (4), Commuter (3), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (26), Comfort oriented (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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5.0

Corsa Lite

By Matt Levinsky

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

    I have over 8,000 miles on my Corsa Lites. 175lbs. Broke a spoke once and came out of true but able to ride home and easily fixed. Still true and fast.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice wheelset and great value!

    By SoCal Rider

    from Placentia, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Spin Great

    Cons

    • None at the moment

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

    Currently being used on my Trek Madone 3.1 roadie. Front wheel arrived a bit out of true, however. Being a former mechanic, I put my skills to work and trued it up without any problems. Box did have a hole on the front wheel side. Perhaps it received a good bump during shipping. Rear wheel arrived true. Great spin-up during acceleration, much better than the heavier stock wheelset. Very happy with this set, but it does have a chatty freehub that I'll have to get used to.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Low cost great wheels

    By NUBrewer

    from Minnesota

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Low cost

    Cons

    • Some Had Faulty Rear Hubs

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

    Had a problem with the rear hub, the cogset chewed up the hub. Nashbar replaced both wheels no problem. Otherwise a great set of wheels. Stayed true the 2+yrs I had them. I did not bother to upgrade on the replacements.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value

    By Matt

    from Fairfax, VA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

      Bought a set of these for my old road bike I've been upgrading. They are light and look pretty nice. Ride quality is great, they track well through corners, accelerate quickly and feel stable at speed. The rear hub has a nice sound when coasting, not too loud compared to high end HED/Zipp/Mavic's I've ridden next to. I've put about 500 miles on them in the last few weeks (sometimes with a 25 lb pack on my back in addition to my 185 lbs) and they are still perfectly true, just like out of the box. The bearings are great, the front wheel spins forever. We'll see how long they last especially since I ride my bikes hard, but so far seem to be a great deal on a very light wheelset.

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

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      5.0

      WOW its a steal

      By V Power

      from Allentown PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

        These wheels came perfectly true and ready to go. I threw contis 4000 s II on them and soon realized It was the best two hundred and so bucks spent in my entire life. I am 6' 160 lb and they seem strong and predictable and just roll and roll and roll. The front wheel is super light and spins forever freely and the rear is great as well.
        I write reviews only when really impressed with something or something bothers me about the product. THis is impressive price for such light wheel set of this quality.

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

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        4.0

        Vuelta Corsa wheels

        By Eric

        from Maine

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Looks

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

          This wheelset I was looking at due to my current mavic with ultregra hubs being worn out from the last 10 yrs of city riding. I ride an older cannondale aluminum frame, mid 80s bike that I stripped down and powdercoated. The spokes were starting to pop on the front and rear rims so i decided to invest in a new set vs. respoking a old mavic rim.
          So far
          Corsa lites are very light, true and with the bladed spokes they feel faster. Road coastal Maine up in MDI on mostly hills.

          No downsides so far but only had to wheels on my bike for a week. Durability will be tested since the front is straight spoked.

          For the price, I couldnt find a better setup in the price range.

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

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          4.0

          Second Set Follow-up

          By Recycle

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • true

          Cons

          • Freehub Problem

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

          This is a follow-up to my "second set" review, After 100 or so miles, began noticing a regular creaking noise at pedaling cadence. Eventually removed the 11 speed cassette to switch back to my old wheels and discovered the outer cassette cogs had cut into the freehub body similar to another review. Contacted Nashbar customer service and made arrangements to exchange the wheelset. Wow - they were awesome - I couldn't be more pleased with their service including sending me a shipping label prepaid to return the wheelset - just outstanding. When I saw the Lites were on back order, Nashbar came through again to switch my exchange from Lites to the SLR set - see that review. I still think the Lites are fine wheels and they must have just gotten some soft freehub bodies. Stuff happens, which isn't the end of the world when you get the kind of customer service Nashbar offers.

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

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          5.0

          Fast!

          By Vince

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

              Upgrade from stock Shimano R501s to these, and I've seen quite a speed improvement after the first 100 miles. Climbing and headwinds are much easier, and I've set PR's on every uphill segment.

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

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Spokes Lasted 6 Months

              By Acedownunder

              from Virginia

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Construction

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

              Great price and stiff set of wheels, but simply didn't hold up. Six months of daily commuting (170 lbs rider) on pretty forgiving surfaces and I've been losing spokes on the drive side like a champ (three thus far). They have all snapped at the eyelet - high tension and brittle material. Looking for new wheels.

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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love these rims

              By abcbennett

              from utah

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about Vuelta Corsa Lite Road Wheelset:

                I have had these rim since Jan 2015 and have put on just over 1600 miles. Still true as the day I got them.
                I will buy them again when I need to replace them completely worth the money.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented

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