Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 7

Pros:

  • Good 'aero' package
  • Light

Cons:

  • Watch out for crosswinds

Product:

American Classic Victory 30, 1,570g £399.99

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£399.99
This product is featured in: Seven of the best upgrade wheels.

On paper, these are the wheels for the ‘aero’ fans.

The deepest rim here, at 30mm (hence the name) should help cut through the air and shave precious seconds from your PB.

They’re quite light, especially considering the extra rim depth, and they pick up and accelerate quickly.

When you’re zipping along there’s no fuss with rougher roads and they generally help smooth out the riding experience.

All in all they’re a good package, but only in the best weather conditions.

Verdict

Gusty winds made me question whether I'd be able to handle them full time. Other than that though, a competitive set-up worth considering if a deeper rim is your preference.

Full Specification

Supplier: www.eurobike.uk.com
  • Andy Palin

    Great wheels to ride; light for the money and they spin up easily. I did notice the deep rims when hitting side winds, but you get used to it quickly and I can’t say that it has been a major issue. What I am disappointed by is the rear hub. After a year of riding it started slipping and I will now need to replace hub components. I stripped the hub down and discovered that the drive is initiated by a spigot on a spring, which seems a bit flaky and has sheared off by the looks of it. Not a great design IMO