Allen from Northern Ireland ordered a PowerTap Pro+ hub built with a pair of Velocity A23 rims. Here is his rider report on how they performed on his European cycling trip this summer.
Just wanted to say thanks again for the Velocity A23 Powertap which I purchased from you in June. I am just back from a road trip around Italy, Switzerland and France and they have performed flawlessly. They saw action up the likes of the Mortirolo, Gavia, Stelvio and Galibier and came out of the experience in a much better state than my legs did!
Initially I was dubious of the benefit of the 23mm wider rim but now that I have ridden these wheels for a while I am a complete convert. On all terrain, be it rough gravelly lanes to smoothly tarmac they are supremely comfortable and coming from a background of factory wheels from the likes of Mavic and Fulcrum they are a revelation, particularly on fast descents.
Attached is a photo of myself on the Galibier. Feel free to use it and the above on the blog.
Thanks again, Allen.”