Vuelta Chromelite review

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.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £169.95 RRP
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Our review

An average weight wheelset with no performance vices
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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.

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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.

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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.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Chromelite
Brand Vuelta

Material Steel
Brake Compatibility Any
Front Hub Model Vuelta Alloy
Rear Hub Brand Vuelta
Rear Hub Model Vuelta Alloy
Tyres Brand Michelin
Centre Lock Compatibility Yes
Description Clamp-on Six-Bolt Adaptors
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Wheel Weight (kg) 1.044
MPN CHROMELITE
Rear Spoke Count 24
Rear Wheel Weight (kg) 1.226
Rim Size/Diameter 30
Rims Brand Vuelta
Available Colours Silver