American Classic Victory wheelsets - clincher

DESCRIPTION

  • Rims: Aluminum Victory
  • Spacing: 130mm
  • Quick Release: Cro-moly
  • Spokes: AC 14 gauge, brass nipples
  • Bearings Rear: 15267 fully sealed
  • Hub Front: Victory Micro
  • Weight: 1637 grams

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 09, 2015]
Patrick

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

I purchased these 18 months ago. Feel very nice.

Weakness:

Poor build quality. After one winter of use in the UK the nipples are literally disintegrating. You have to really wash them well after every ride to avoid it. Never had this sort of issue with any other wheelset.

Seriously let down by the poor materials used.
Fine if you never ride in the rain or winter - but a wheelset should not have to be rebuilt or replaced after one winter of light use.

[Apr 22, 2010]
fraizercyclingjunior
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

duribility and preformance

Weakness:

weight

great wheels came w/ my blue rd1. i ride for fraizer cycling. we are one if not the largeest junior team in the country. i put many miles on them and still are riding hard. ive crashed countless time and never and a problem

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[Apr 13, 2009]
wrenchwench
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight
Durable
Easy to maintain
Look sharp

Weakness:

Freehub body seems to mark easily

I purchased a Motobecane from bikesdirect and stripped the parts to put on a nicer frame. These wheels came with the bike and I wasn't sure how they would stand up but after 2+ years I am still impressed with their light weight and durability. They spin up fast and stay true despite being abused on the rough Texas back roads. I get them checked/trued regularly because that's part of routine maintenance; sorry to all you fellas out there that brag about not having them trued once in 3000 miles but you are wrong, that's bike abuse! Then you wonder why you blow a hub or break spokes. I've never had a moment's complaint with these wheels. Even if I bought them for retail price I'd still be very happy with them. For the guy who said they are heavier than more expensive wheels well duh, that's the world of bike wheels, you want lighter wheels go refinance your house. The Victory wheelset is a great value at this weight, a great choice for training or horrible condition wheels.

Similar Products Used:

Mavic, Bontrager, Campagnolo, alloy clinchers in similiar weight range

[Feb 07, 2008]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

weight

Weakness:

freehub blew

Stayed true for 6200 miles
Never serviced once.
Rode 150 miles at US-1 ocean city and rehoboth.(sand)
Rear free hub became free in both directions at 6200 miles. (this means no drive) after the chain derailed to the spoke side and jammed between.
This happened because I replaced a rear DR cable and didn't set the rear DR limiters back in. (lazy)
The front hub still rolls nice. Still true.
Had three incidents that might have stressed the rear hub.
In all the wheel was pulled forward out of the frame by the chain resulting in the wheel getting cockeyed and the brakes halting movement. Not sure what jammed in the back (r. DR?) but it sucked. Not gonna say I am some kind of hulk but I'm pretty strong and all occured while accelerating from a stop. Possibly I had too many clicks in the shifter without enough crank rotations when I stopped. So maybe it was my fault that the hub blew. I was really nice to my wheels though other than that.

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this was my first road wheelset

[Apr 23, 2007]
Mike
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Value=light and durrable for the price.

Weakness:

Heavier than more expensive wheels.

Great Value. Light and durable for the price.

Wheels have proved durable over the rough roads in and arround Tampa. One broken spoke in 3000 miles. Spoke popped going over cobble stones. Have had to have them trued once in 3000 miles.

I did not buy these wheels sperately but this review form forces one to enter a price. The price I entered appears to be the prevailing retail on the Internet. These wheels came on a Motobecane I purchased from bikesdirect.com.
I weigh 165 lbs. I view myself as a relatively agressive rider. I average 150+ miles per week.

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