Vuelta Chromelite £169.95

The rims used here are 300mm semi-aero section while the spokes are 4.5mm bladed stainless items (24 front, 24 rear) with a black chrome finish. The nipples are non-locking but the spoke tension was high out of the box.

BikeRadar score 3.5/5

The rims used here are 300mm semi-aero section while the spokes are 4.5mm bladed stainless items (24 front, 24 rear) with a black chrome finish.

The nipples are non-locking but the spoke tension was high out of the box. Both wheels were only slightly out of true when we got them, and stayed that way. The hubs are well sealed; although the rear one initially felt rough, it has worn in to become smoother.

That rear hub is a well thought out five bearing unit with plenty of freehub support and quick engaging pawls. With an average weight they perform well out on the roads, if a little harshly. Side winds proved no problem and the handling never felt draggy or sluggish.

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