Velocity A-23 Rims

4/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

The A23 rim is based off our proven Aerohead race rim. With a wider footprint, the A23 allows for a more aerodynamic rim/tire combination when paired with a 23c tire. The tire profile mimics the characteristics of a tubular, gaining increased control and lower rolling resistance without the inconvenience of tubular glue or the dangers of irreparable roadside mechanicals.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cooskull

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2014

Strengths:    -Good color choices
-Liked the 23mm wide profile for better handling
-Tubeless compatible
-Reasonable weight for the profile

Weaknesses:    -Prone to cracking
-Iffy seam joints sometimes produce brake pulsing
-Marginal stiffness

Bottom Line:   
Had a set of these built up with White Industry hubs and the anodized blue rims. Overall was pretty happy with the wheelset. They took tubeless tires pretty well (although they lost alot of tension when I first mounted a set of tubeless tires- enough to merit a trip to the LBS for re-tensioning) and they had a nice look to them. However the stiffness wasn't the best in the rear. And worst of all mine developed large cracks around 4 nipples after about 10K miles of use. While 10K of mileage for a set of rims isn't horrible, I would have expected them to last at least twice as long. Using an OC rim and nipple washers in the rear would probably mitigate this from happening and give better stiffness as well, but they didn't have the OC option when mine were built up.
Again a decent rim, especially if you want a non-standard color to make your ride stand out a bit. But given the current price of these rims, I think there are better options out there with significantly better quality and finish.

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Similar Products Used:   Pacenti SL23

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lewis Levin

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2012

Strengths:    Width. Finish Quality. Moderate Weight. Strength.

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest.

Bottom Line:   
Slight increase in width allows wider tires and provides greater strength with small weight penalty. Great braking surface.

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