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American Classic Wheels

smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
edited March 2012 in Road buying advice
Anyone have any experience of this brand?

Are they any good?

How do they compare to say Mavic and Fulcrum as a manufacturer for example?

Yellow is the new Black.


  • we sell them at the bike shop i work at (may be some bias) but i think they are great. the 420aero3's i have are lovely on my moda (get them in black not white). Not sure on durability, especially on the tiny hubs/bearings but theyre holding up after a year and are still true after a crash. my kenda tyres are an absolute b*tch to fit though.
    My boss rates them very highly and our team (elmys xtr) use the carbon 38 tubulars and hurricances for CX, never had any problems.
    I cant compare them to other brands other than some basic mavic kysriums and some ancient bike stock ambrosios which arent in the same price band, but the aeros are far superior
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    I have Fulcrums, Campag, Eastons and American Classics

    I would not hesitate to buy another pair of Aero 420's - they roll well, seem to take loads of knock and look good too.
    They are pretty favourable on weight on a like-for-like basis, but rolling momentum and toughness are great strengths
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Thanks both, the guy in the shop was also running some on his own bike to test them as they were new to him. He had some reservation over longevity but as he has only run them for a few months could not confirm or deny.

    But from the comments so far this may not be an issue.

    Yellow is the new Black.
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