Here are a couple of rims we’ve been keeping secret whilst testing and are looking forward to launching. The A23 is a well made alloy rim from the Australian manufacturer Velocity. Darren has had his eye on these after viewing them at Interbike last month and spoke to several experienced wheelbuilders who rated Velocity highly. It is 23 mm wide and like the V22 we’ve tested is designed to make the clincher tyre wall sit in a more upright position to improve comfort and handling.
Second up is the equally exciting Velocity Major Tom. This is a wide tubular rim designed for Cyclo Cross. This is 24mm wide and although designed for Cyclo Cross I have been told it will fit and ride very well with the Vittoria Pave tubular making the Major Tom wheelset a great all rounder.
We have one more rim on test – I won’t say much more at the moment as we want to build it up and launch it on it’s own we think it deserves it! However, if you race TT or Triathlon keep watching this blog for news.