Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset

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Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset
If you're looking for the perfect all-around road wheel, you just landed in the right place. Whether you're training, racing or doing some serious bucket list-worthy rides, the Vuelta Corsa SLR Road wheelset is ideal for you. At 1,467 grams the Vuelta Corsa SLR Wheelset is one of the best values in its class and can only be found at Bike Nashbar. It climbs like a champ, can help you take the sprint, and is light enough to make you feel faster from the first ride on. Bladed spokes, radially-laced on the front wheel, help you cheat the wind while the 22mm rim height ensures predictable handling in even the stiffest of crosswinds. 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. Oh, and have me mentioned these wheels are lovingly built by hand for perfect tension and true?
  • 1.6mm bladed spokes slice through the air
  • 22mm rim profile provides strength while maintaining stability in crosswinds
  • Outstanding gram-to-dollar ratio leaves extra cash in you bank account for your 'team doctor'
  • Hand built to ensure perfect tension and true
  • Shimano/SRAM 11-speed rear (includes spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset
  • WEIGHT Front 658g / Rear 809g: total 1467g
  • UPC 664332864718
  • TIRE SIZE 700c
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • HUB Straight Pull , 2-front and 4-rear sealed bearings
  • SPACING 130mm
  • SPOKES 2.0-1.6 Aero
  • SPOKE COUNT 24 front , 28 rear
  • LACING PATTERN Front: Radial. Rear 3 x on drive side, radial on non-drive side
  • SKEWERS INCLUDED Yes
  • RIM HEIGHT 22mm
  • RIM WIDTH 18mm
  • COMPATIBILITY Shimano/SRAM 11-speed ready (includes spacer for 8/9/10-speed cassettes)
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED Rim Strips, skewers, cassette spacer
  • Rating 4

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Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset
 
4.2

(based on 32 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (31)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (30)
  • Commuting/city (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (27), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (23), Comfort oriented (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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3.0

Flexy, and can't adjust the bearings. Go with the Corsa Lite

By Pat

from Syracuse NY

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Adjustments

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

I bought these when they were still 10 speed, with the old bold graphics. They felt a little less stiff compared to my Vuelta Corsa Lites, but I rode them for a season anyway.

After upgrading the freehub body to 11 speed from Vuelta, I can no longer get the preload on the rear bearings right. Too tight, and the hub won't spin when coasting. Too loose, and the hub has lateral movement. The only way to adjust the preload is with two hex wrenches inserted into either side of the axle. I've tried every possible torque, and am now just living with 2mm of lateral play at the rim. This is especially noticeable when standing.

I also own 2 sets of the Corsa Lite wheels and recommend them to my teammates. Hub adjustment is better, they have regular spokes, and overall the wheels feel stiffer.

Final verdict, go with Vuelta, just not these.

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

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3.0

Great wheel but don't bust one... They Cannot Be Replaced

By BgddyJim

from Swartz Creek, MI

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Impossible To Replace

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

I broke a rim on a pothole on a four day tour. Nashbar will only sell a complete set and you can't get replacement hoops from Vuelta (the hole patterns are different. In short, they're great as long as you don't use them

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

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4.0

Enjoying these wheels.

By David

from Ionia Michigan

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

    I was basically hoping to buy some speed. Keep hearing best upgrade for speed is wheel set. Being on budget can't spend a fortune on wheels. I really don't think these increased my average speed that much but feel like they made a slight difference.

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

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    5.0

    Another Vuelta Winner

    By Recycle

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • true

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

      This was a replacement wheelset due to a freehub body problem with a recent Corsa Lite wheelset. Nashbar offered excellent customer support in making this exchange. Switched to SLR's when the Lites were on back order. So far these wheels have been excellent. True out of the box and have stayed that way. They weighed 1490 grams on my digital scale w/o skewers.- add 116 grams for them. I like the straight pull spokes. Understated graphics (barely readable) may be an issue for some but they don't clash with my bike like some bolder graphics would. I've had Lites in the past and now these SLR's. Can't tell you which I like more - SLR's a little lighter but Lites have deeper rims. Take your pick - you can't go wrong either way. These are very good wheels at a very competitive price.

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

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      4.0

      Nice upgrade

      By TRG

      from Monadnock Region, NH

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

        True right out of the box and the sale price was excellent!

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

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        5.0

        Great Price, Light, Rolls Great

        By beepover

        from Ma

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

          Bought 2 sets. One for a tarmac and roubaix. About 300 miles total on both pairs. Both wheelsets are true...New England Roads so they have taken a few potholes.
          Rolls great-passing people on hills with more expensive wheelsets, much lighter than Askiums or Fulcrum 4. Rider is 175 pounds..Just time will tell for durability..From the build, I believe they will last...Seems to be a great deal overall.

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

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          4.0

          Fast and Light...and a Deal

          By Scoop

          from Traverse City, MI

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • But Not That Light
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

            Fast wheels, esp. considering the rock-bottom price tag. Dished perfectly/true upon delivery; they spin-up/maintain speed nicely enough--at least as well as much more expensive Mavic Ksyrium Elites. Only 100-150 K on them so far, so long-term durability remains to be seen. Small QC/UPC code stickers on front and rear wheels were applied haphazardly, so that they were actually ON THE RIM'S MACHINED BRAKE TRACK! Had to peel them off before riding. I mean, come on. Other than that, they're heavieer than one may assume from the Nashbar's (and others') blurb: True weight, WITH SKEWERS, is 1580g vs. the 1464g quoted in most specs. Just thought you'd like to know, considering most manufacturers (except maybe HED and 1-2 others), not to mention retailers, won't specify weights with and/or without skewers. Makes a huge difference, though.

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

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            5.0

            Great Wheelset

            By beepover

            from Randolph Ma

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

                Bought two pairs, one for Tarmac 06 and one for Roubaix 2015. They roll great. I am often beating people downhill. They are pedaling and I am not. Very lite. Much lighter than Mavic Askim and lighter than Fulcrum 4's. Only put about 300 miles total on both wheelsets. So really not that many miles. They seem they will hold up. Time will tell. If they dont, I plan to take advantage of Nashbar forever guarantee. Might true them before winter of 2015 comes. Price just cant be beat. I am 180 pounds. I did put a 70 mile ride on one set and they came out fine.

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

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                4.0

                Best buy rims EVER

                By gfredjr

                from San Jose, CA.

                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

                  Best price for light rims. It was a lot quieter than Corsa lite wheel set. whoever, the ride quality is stiffer than Corsa lite which has a smoother ride. Over all I like it so far. I only owned it for 2 weeks and only time will tell if it last as long.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great wheels at a great price

                  By Eddie

                  from Woodbridge Nj

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Vuelta Corsa SLR Road Wheelset:

                    I need new wheels to upgrade my current components from 10 to 11 speed. It also too 1 pound off from my current set.

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

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