Velocity Spartacus wheelset anyone?

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  1. cucamelsmd15

    cucamelsmd15 New Member

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    I noticed both the Spartacus and Spartacus Pro's on Trisports.com tonight as I happened to be browsing (i.e. killing time at work). Anyway, I cant really find anything on these, and I am currently in the market for something light-ish, stiff and durable (yes, i know the pick 2 of 3 line). Does anyone know where I can find some information on these, or should I just take the chance on them? The pro's were only $359, which isnt too bad....

    Links:
    http://www.trisports.com/velsparwheel.html
    http://www.trisports.com/velsparprowh.html
     
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  2. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    http://velocityusa.com/wheels/road-spartacus.php
    http://velocityusa.com/wheels/road-spartacus-pro.php
    They are Velocity Deep V rims with their in-house hubs and spokes.
    I like the Deep V rims. I have heard both good and bad about the Velocity hubs and spokes. If you want a comparison of all "stock" comercially available Shimano Ultegra hubbed wheels, you can view my auction at URL:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7172476681
    My wheels are about 1/2 pound each heavier due to 12/8 more spokes and heavier hubs.
     
  3. martin_j001

    martin_j001 New Member

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    I have had very good luck with my Deep V rims, and usually end up coming back to them after trying other wheelsets. I haven't used a Velocity-made wheelset, but for what its worth I'd be all over Dave's wheelset if I were in the market for the same thing--I'd rather have handbuilt wheels by a competent wheelbuilder than a box set any day. Something to keep in mind is that with an aero (or at least semi-aero) wheelset, the weight makes little to no difference. If you want light and aero, then you need to spend a bunch more money than $2-$400, and get away from Velocity Deep V rims, cause they certainly aren't light weights.
     
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