My Aeromax 700c wheels are priced at around two hundred dollars and are built with the same hubs as the Vuelta wheels that are priced around two hundred dollars more. The AeroMax wheels weigh just over 1700 grams and the Vuelta weigh 1510 grams. In reality that is no big deal. Both Wheel sets have 24 bladed spokes laced 2 by 2 on each wheel. Both wheel sets are Shimano, Sram compatible as you would imagine since they use the same hubs. The main differences are the in the rims themselves, but both stay comparable to each other.
My AeroMax wheels have stayed true for the hundreds of miles I have ridden them. They ride just as stiff as when I first bought them. This leads to great acceleration while coming out of corners and while climbing. These wheels are rated as good wheels to race on or to just train with and at the price, I couldn’t resist trying them out. The downside is they are hard to find in mass quantities. The brand is relatively unknown and I couldn’t find a web page for the “company”. These wheels are hand built from other companies part’s and sold as a different brand. They only make two or three road wheel sets; all priced fewer than 500 dollars.
These wheels are rated high on the Road Bike Action magazine’s wheels in the 400 dollar price range. They said they would be great as crit wheels, road racing wheels, or endurance races. Vuelta wheels are pretty well known. They make wheels sets priced in the 1000’s all the way down to fewer than 200 dollars and all the parts can be purchased from their web page.
I highly recommend trying out a set of either these wheels. The cheaper AeroMax wheels ride the same as the Vuelta wheels and use the same parts. Vuelta wheels are a well established company and make wheels of several types. I use my wheels to train on and to race with and it’s great to be riding next to a guy with wheels priced 3 times more than these. Both wheels could weigh a bit less and be machined a bit more aerodynamically. In my opinion it will come down to which tire you wrap yours with. A good Continental or Michelin will work just fine. I know I will be buying a set of the Vuelta’s, but the next step up in this line of wheels.