spokey- I like the Vigors. They are great for the sort of terrain that I ride on. Flat for the most part with rolling hills. When you spin them up you just cruise! For example the group tonight made a stop to wait for stragglers. When we started going again I started at the rear of the pack and we weren't very organized when we started going again. I was able to spin up and shoot to the front of the dragging rear pack and pull us up to the front group. I don't think it would have been as easy as with my Velomax curcuit wheels or my CXP21 build that was stock on my bike. I've just not done that successfully on them.
The White Industries manufactured hubs are excellent. Very smooth. I think if I ever have bikemessenger build me a set it'll either have White hubs or Tune's.
I don't like them for climbing! Sorry but they just don't do it for me in that respect. Any time I hit a significant incline they just suck. When you stand up and start cranking you can feel the flex (I can anyway). But really this is their only downfall. So if you're riding on terrain similar to mine they are great!
The rim profile is 34mm. Mine weighed in at 1500g with the rim strip installed. I estimate they were 1475g without the rim strip but I didn't bother taking the rim strip off when I got them because I liked the rim strip they come with. Very Nice Skewers also. I think they are titanium shafted...not sure. They weigh about 85g for the pair. There is now a Vigor SL that's a little bit lighter. I think it's got CX-RAY spokes instead of the CX's like mine have. They also have the option of having black spokes now too which I wish I had
Would I buy them again. Yeah. I got mine on ebay for $575 BNIB with build sheet and all. Hard to pass up.
I'll have to second the good Dr on this one. The Vigors are fast and resonably light but stiff they are not. I'm a fairly light guy, 140lbs and I can get them to flex (makes a horrible noise) climbing. Around here all we have is climbing, climbing, climbing, oh and some more climbing. All of my rides are out and back, save for a long loop I do twice a week, plus they all go above 8500 feet, some much above. On descents the wheels are fine. At 55 and 60 mph they don't give all that much and the don't hop or seem unbalanced. The rear flex is kind of annoying. I'm a sit and spin climber with an occasional stand and get the pace up. When I stand they sing. I've been useing my mavic rear and the vigor front. However.......the wife bought me some zipps for our anniversey, so......
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