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Product Review: Vision Team 30 Clincher Road Wheelset

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Vision’s Team 30 Road Wheelset is an all-alloy wheelset that borrows many of the key features of Vision’s high-end offering. The Team 30 Road Wheelset is the ideal training wheelset.

Hand-built Artisan Alloy

Coming with aero bladed spokes, an asymmetric 2:1 rear lacing pattern, CNC machined braking surfaces, high-quality cup & cone bearings, Vision’s Team 30 Road Wheelset is a steal at this price-point. With 30mm deep alloy clincher rims for aerodynamic benefits and CNC machined alloy hubs, which are durable and smooth, the Team 30 Road Wheelset will help you through the training season.

Features:

  • Material: CNC Machined Aluminium (hubs and braking surface)
  • Artisan built, entirely by hand
  • Alloy 30mm section clincher rim
  • High quality cup & cone bearings
  • Aero bladed spokes
  • Special ABS self locking nipples
  • Includes: QR-60 and rim tape
  • Finish: Rims: Sandblasted anodised (the black braking surface is an aesthetic finish, it will change colour during use)
  • Front & Rear Hubs: Anodised
  • Flat Spokes (F/R): 18 (front), 24 (rear)
  • Weight: 1.92kg (Pair without QR)

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Vision Team 30 Wheelset Review:

I have been riding the wheels for a couple of weeks now on both a winter bike and a road bike. I am always looking for ways to test a wheelset’s main design features, so in the past couple of weeks I have ridden the Team 30 wheels in a variety of conditions. I approached the review with an open mind, aware of previous experience with wheelsets in this price and performance range.

The first thing I noticed when pulling the wheels out of the box for the first time was the weight. For a wheelset with 2.0 wide rims at this price, they are very light. I have been riding a set of Mavic Krysium SLs wheels for the past couple of years so the weight of the Team 30 wheelset definitely caught my attention when pulling them out of the box. The wheels are also built very well and you can see the quality of the build by taking a look at the braking surface of the front wheel. A beautifully machined surface gives the wheels a unique look.

The rims are 30mm deep, that’s pretty standard for trainers. 2.0 for the front and 1.5 for the rear. However, the alloy is quite deep and you can feel the stiffness when riding. For me this is a major benefit of these wheels. I ride a fairly aggressive position on the bike and I need a wheelset that will provide the stiffness I need from the rear wheel. The wheels have not disappointed in this department. They have remained stiff through many miles and a variety of terrains.

Similarly, the wheels have remained incredibly true without any real need for me to perform any maintenance, aside from a brake pad adjustment following a particularly wet ride. Overall though, these things have been bulletproof.

The wheels, as with most if not all Vision wheels, only come with straight-pull spokes. This is a personal preference for me based on my experiences. Any wheels I own will be built this way. Straight-pull spokes provide a much needed stiffness over a conventionally laced wheel. A lack of this stiffness can be a major source of rider fatigue.

Also, straight-pull spokes provide a consistent pull to the nipple. This is a key factor when it comes to wheel truing. Consistent pulls can easily be felt by turning the wheel, and need to be present for the wheel to spin true.

Riding the wheels themselves has been a great experience. The wheels came true and have remained true. I never had to make adjustments throughout the two weeks unless I skipped a brake pad adjustment to test a theory about rim fatigue.

On the front wheel, there is a brake track machined into the braking surface of the rim. This doesn’t appear outwardly to provide any benefit but I am of the opinion that it does reduce the amount of heat transferred to the rims. The rims themselves maintain a good deal of energy transfer due to the large surface area. Mirroring the rear with 24 spokes, these rims are strong. I have had no problems with brake rub and the wheels stay true, even through some rather aggressive braking.

An all-alloy wheelset with many of the key features of Vision’s high-end offering. The Team 30 Road Wheelset is the ideal training wheelset. High quality, lightweight construction and excellent performance, provided exceptional value for money.

I have to admit, I had heard of Vision before, but I had never really considered them as a quality brand. Vision has stood the test of time, and is backed by a company with a strong presence in the industry. I am definitely happy with my experience with the wheels and I will be looking to Vision for my next set of summer wheels, armed with this experience and a greater appreciation for Vision wheels.

Review by Brad Kammerzell – Vision Team 30 Clincher Road Wheelset – Brad likes to think big. His beard is even bigger.

Vision provide a sub 500g wheelset with good performance, quality bearings, bladed spokes and good braking. They allow you to get a 2.0 depth race-feel wheelset at a great price

Vision Team 30 Wheelset Review:

Overall, a good wheelset!

Vision provide a sub 500g wheelset with good performance, quality bearings, bladed spokes and good braking. They allow you to get a 2.0 depth race-feel wheelset at a great price.

1.92kg is good weight for race-tolerant alloy wheels.

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Written by Mark Adams

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