Velocity Escape Rims

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

This high performance rim is designed to give you the velocity you need in order to escape from the pack. Our racing tubular offers unparalleled performance and reliability allowing you to accelerate into orbit! Machined sidewalls for superior braking performance upon re-entry.

Colors: Black anodized with machined sidewalls
700C Drillings: 32H, 28H, 24H
650C Drillings: 28H


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nathbdp a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2010

Strengths:    Beautiful rim. Strong, Light.

Weaknesses:    Unmachined sidewalls need to be sanded down a bit before riding. The area where the rim is joined together may have a high/low spot causing the brake shoes to skip a tiny bit.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent rim. Used for training and races, built with Sapim CX Ray bladed spokes 32/36 laced to Dura Ace 7800 Hubs.

Run with Veloflex Carbon tires. These fit the rim shape very well.

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Bike Setup:   Cannondale System 6, full Dura Ace 7800


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philip W. Moore, Jr. a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2007

Strengths:    Strength.

Weaknesses:    Honestly, none to speak of. I would have liked to have machined sidewalls, which are available from Velocity, but I honestly cannot tell you that the wheels don't break as well, even when it's a little wet outside.

Bottom Line:   
I own a 36 hole pair of these rims (silver; not machined), which are laced 3x with Sapim double-butted spokes to 2007 Campagnolo Centaur hubs. These wheels are f'ing BOMBPROOF. And, as built with Tufo Elite tires, they are pretty damn light, too!

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Favorite Ride:   All of them

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Hans Schneider Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Mavic GEL 280s, Mavic GEL 330s, Mavic Paris-Roubaix SSCs and Mavic GP4s.

Bike Setup:   Hans Schneider Signature Series frameset, built with True Temper steel and Henry James lugs. Campy Chorus (9spd.) grouppo.



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