Fiets Magazine Review
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The world is getting smaller and smaller. And that makes it possible for even a 17-year-old to launch his own wheel brand from the bedroom of his parents home. Because that's what Samuel Runderkamp did with his brand Veloce. I was given a set of Stellar Pro 55 millimetre high carbon wheels on loan, which he developed himself. At home he puts hubs and rims together with aero spokes. Samuel has given it a lot of thought. On the cassette side the spokes are thicker for more stability and stiffness. The nipples are invisibly incorporated in the 26 millimeter wide rim. I tested the rim brake version. It has a graphene brake surface that can withstand heat better than the average carbon rim. Grooves in the surface actually provide extra braking power.
''Grooves in the surface actually provide extra braking power''
They eat your brake pads quickly, so you have to replace them regularly. The front wheel didn't run smoothly at delivery, despite the use of special grease from Parktool. After a few kilometers they ran fine. The rattle of the freewheel is civilized, personally I like a bit more noise. The wheels weigh 1510 grams, are fairly comfortable, quite stiff, and tubeless ready. Despite my heavy weight, they didn't shrink during the test period. If you find 55 millimeters too high, there is also a 45mm version, for rim and disc brakes. I think they look very nice, and the price of 1169 euros is quite competitive for a handmade carbon wheel set of this quality.
''the price of 1169 euros is quite competitive for a handmade carbon wheel set of this quality''
In addition, I see a hefty gun factor for someone who is just going to do this, at seventeen. (EH)
Fiets Test Report
Veloce Stellar Pro 5.5, €1169