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Lightweight VR8 — Image Gallery

See the review of the Lightweight VR8 on the previous page.

Click images to view larger versions.

Entire wheel view

With a Bontrager Race X Lite Pro 700 X 22C tubular tire glued on. My preferred tire would be something like the Veloflex Record, but the demo wheel was supplied with the Bontrager tire.

Observe the 8-spoke design, with the 4 spokes on each side spaced to alternate.

Lightweight VR8 carbon fiber wheel

Entire wheel view

In Bryce Canyon National Park.

Lightweight VR8 carbon fiber wheel in Bryce Canyon National Park

Hub and spokes

Observe the way the crossing spokes are bonded with carbon fiber.

Lightweight Obermayer hub and spokes

The carbon fiber is beautifully done, but the evaluation wheel I had showed some asymmetry at the hub edges, as well as a gouge in the carbon fiber.

Lightweight Obermayer hub and spokes
Lightweight Obermayer hub and spokes

Valve extender and rim

The valve extender section is elegantly built into the aero part of the wheel. Careful not to glue in the extender, or it can be very hard to change a tire.

Lightweight Obermayer valve placement

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