“The first set of wheels have been tested for 1500 miles with a 175lb rider and they are doing great! They roll like butter and they are as true as when we received them. I am ready to buy a set of these for my crit bike.” -Ricardo, Bike Shop Employee reviewing a Vuelta Corsa Race 700c Clincher Wheelset
Here’s a rough transcription – “Hey what’s up everyone it’s TheCyclingWill again. This is a quick review on the Vuelta Corsa Superlite Wheelset that I first started riding on. First of all, for you weight weenies, it’s 1499 grams. It is incredibly light compared to a lot of the wheelsets out there, and the best thing is it’s bang for your buck. They’re only $450. I highly recommend these for people that are just starting out or just want bang for your buck. If I were to compare these to most wheels out there, I mean, they’re not very flashy, but they get the job done. I recommend these for long rides, climbers would have a field day climbing, sprinting. I’m a pretty big guy”.
Hey, we don’t need advertising slogans and slick persuasive riders when we have reviews like the one that appeared in the October 2010 Road Bike Action.
“Vuelta is the rider-on-a-budget dream source for racing wheels, and the Corsa SuperLite wheelset, at $400 and 1500 grams, may be the discovery of the year.”
“…includes many features that are touted by wheels selling for more than twice its price”
“Bright acceleration and an energetic feel were surprising attributes for such an affordable wheel.”
“Accurate machining and one of the truest builds we’ve seen in a while give the Corsa SuperLite rider a lot of control under hard braking…”
“We have yet to see a more finely built wheel at such an affordable price point.”
“Here’s a plum worth picking—for elite racers looking for a super inexpensive backup wheelset to keep in the pit or on the support car, or for training races so you can keep your tubular wheelset fresh for Sunday. Riders on a budget should take a close look at Vuelta’s 27-millimeter-profile racing clincher before spending a penny more on a wheelset.”