VeloBuild founder Killerbee rides his 50mm by 25mm wide TRUE U Shaped carbon fiber wheels at the US gulf coast…More...
First Impression Review: VeloBuild VB-RW-50-25 TRUE-U Carbon Fiber Aero Road Racing Wheelset as tested: 3K Carbon Size: 700c Rim Depth:…More...
It's good to get away. For those landlocked folks like me, a trip to the beach for and flat road riding is always a refreshing change of pace. This trip, however, saw stoners on our second day but we pressed on anyway and hoped we would be back in the shower before the big storms began...we were close.
As you can see in this photo from the shore the winds were whipping flags sideways and it was even to windy for the crane to fly or fish.
Our route took us up the Gulf of Mexico coastline and then straight back the same route so we we pummeled by winds on both sides.
I was riding the VB-RW-50-25 50mm Carbon Fiber TRUE-U Aero Wheelset that is 25mm Wide and I was simply stunned at how the bike stayed solid underneath me in the crosswinds that seemed to send smaller riders all over the road.
As some of you know we have been selling 25mm wide wheels that have been designed as "aero" before and they perform well.
The newest generation of 25mm wide Aero wheels however have taken aero to a new level. While our old wheel were somewhat "U Shaped" the new generation is a TRUE-U Shape and combined with aero piller spokes the 25mm wide wheel is as slippery in the wind as current technology allows. These babies are state of the art.
Oh yeah... the look freaking cool too! Many questions came from other riders at the loop back cafe mid ride.
The particular configuration for this wheelset includes the R-36 carbon hub upgrade with straight pull spokes. The hub lighten the wheels by about 100 grams. (Again I must admit the carbon hubs look way cool also) The piller straight pull aero spokes add some stability to the handling of the wheels. This comes at a slight cost to comfort but the "road feel" adds confidence to the ride.
If you often ride in windy conditions and love 40mm - 50mm or 60mm deep rims these are the wheels to get. Beginning at $375 the value is through the roof. Walk into any local bike shop and ALLOY wheels of any race quality are going to cost you more...carbon choices there will start around $1800+ USD
So, when I read some of the big brands spreading stories of catastrophic frame failures… well, I giggle a bit. The brands use the same three tired photos without mentioning how or why the damage happened. One easy YouTube search will show many videos of frame failures from major brands under race conditions.
Durability you ask?
I am 6’ tall and sadly weigh between 195 to 215lbs depending on the time of year and the availability of pasta and Prosecco in correlation to my pocket book. The R-021 gets a massive workout each time I ride no matter the conditions.
Opening a new office in Shenzhen, China is just one of the BIG changes that have come to VeloBuild. Inventory, warranty, customer service and 100s of new products to choose from are all now available from VeloBuild to make buying direct from China completely worry free, easy and for the best price.