Rim – the Major Tom from Velocity is a tubular cyclocross wheelset and is popular choice on the race circuit. The Major Tom rim is 23mm wide which allows for better traction by running low tyre pressure and providing a larger contact surface for gluing and adds strength without additional weight (470g). The Major Tom is available with machined sidewalls for canti braking and an all black finish for disc users. Decals can be easily removed with a hairdryer.
Hubs – Miche Primato (rim brake) and the Novatec D771 and D772 6 bolt hubs are Shimano / SRAM 10 or 11 speed ready (spacer supplied) both work well in this build. Tough and easy to service with cartridge bearings and at a good weight too. We can also supply Shimano CX 75, 105 10-11 speed, Hope Mono RS or Pro 4 (both Campagnolo freehub available) or DT Swiss 350 or 240s range (centrelock) and Chris King R45 Disc.
Spokes + Nipples – we build them 28 hole , 2 cross front and rear (for riders up to 80-85Kg). Please contact us to discuss a 32 spoke build if you require a little extra strength. We use a combination of Sapim Race and D-Light (black) spokes for reduced weight and strength where needed, and an alloy nipple in red, silver or black. You can upgrade to Sapim CX Ray bladed spokes, these are a little lighter and the ultimate spoke.
Weight – 1725g a pair with Novatec 6 bolt hubs + D-Light/Race spokes + alloy nipples.
Tubulars – we can supply (and fit) Challenge and FMB tubulars.
Note: if you want the cyclocross clincher wheelset check out the Crest Mk3 Cyclocross Wheels.
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