Major Tom Wheelset | Tubular with Canti or Disc
Major Tom - the CX rim from Velocity. Tubular. Wide. Fast. The Major Tom wheelset brings together everything you have been looking for in your next cyclocross wheelset. 6 bolt disc or rim brake options available.
£326.00 — £426.00
The Major Tom rim brings the advantages of a wider wheel to the tubular market. Gaining popularity with the cyclocross rider, the Velocity Major Tom has a 23mm wide rim which allows for better tyre performance, providing a larger contact surface for gluing and adds strength without additional weight (432g). Note: if you want the clincher version of this rim check out the Velocity A23. Gluing wide cyclocross tubulars onto narrow rims can often be a challenge and questioning the bond between the tyre and rim is not something that should be playing on your mind as you’re piling into a corner at top speed during a race. The Velocity Major Tom not only gives a wider contact surface but it also features a seam relief channel down the center to help with consistent placement. Additionally, Velocity listened to feedback from ‘cross racers and increased the height of the brake track to 11mm, making it easier for you to switch from your everyday wheels to your race wheels without so much messing around with your brake pad placement. Like the A23, the Major Tom shares a similar semi-aero profile that gives additional strength without adding weight. These rims will also work well on the road with Vittoria Pave tubulars for all year round wheels.
3 Peaks veteran Al “Crossjunkie” Dorrington wrote this on his blog about the Major Toms he tested for us “Their performance is spot on for the weekend cross warrior and will not leave you wanting more. Their overall quality really shines through and will reward you for many seasons and because of this I’m confidently recommending them to lots of friends and fellow cross riders who are looking for a new wheelset“. Read the full review in the blog.
We use Novatec XC disc hubs or Hope Pro3 road or Hope EVO II 135mm QR axle 6 bolt disc ready hubs with these rims. These are all reliable and easy to maintain which is critical for the tough conditions they are subjected to. The Hope are available in 6 colours and both Shimano and Campagnolo (130mm or 135mm axle) configurations. Full custom builds available at other price points – call Strada for a quote on 01903 750040 or complete the wheel builder contact form.
- Hope Mono Pro 3 Road, Novatec XC or Hope EVO 2 , both in 6 bolt disc.
- Sapim D-Light / Race or upgrade to CX Rays.
- Front + Rear Drilling:
- 28/28, 28/32 or 32/32h available
- Strada Ti 43g Quick Releases
- 1553g with CX Rays, 1610g with Race
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