650b/27.5" Velocity A23 / Shimano Deore XT *silver* hubs, webspecial Wheelset
WHEELSET 650b/27.5" Velocity A23 / Shimano Deore XT *silver* hubs, webspecial, web special
One set available to ship right away, yay.
Hand built by Rich (Hands on Wheels)
Rear hub: Shimano Deore XT T780, 32h x 135mm, *silver* 8, 9, 10 sp road cassette or 11 sp Shimano MTB dished cassette compatible
Front hub: Shimano Deore XT T780, 32h, *silver*
Rims: Velocity A23, silver, machined sidewalls; off-center (O/C) rear rim.
Spokes: DT Swiss double-butted stainless steel 14/15/14g "Competition"
Lightest, road-specific rim. 23mm wide. O/C for rear, optimizing rear wheel "dish". This rim is for 80-90% road use. Perfect for an A. Homer Hilsen.
$40 flat rate ground shipping
Please contact Rich@rivbike.com if you have any questions or want something different than what is presented.
Rim tape and qr skewers included.
Our wheelbuilder, Rich Lesnik, is as good a wheel builder as we know, or have ever known. Every one of us rides his wheels, and we ride them hard and long, and are constantly amazed at the abuse they seem to slough off. Rich is meticulous and uses only the rims and spokes he likes and trusts. He doesn’t build superlight wheels, either (except for Mark here), so don’t ask.
All of our wheels are 3x (three-cross), use butted DT spokes, and…well, they’re just No Nonsense wheels for all-around hard use riding.
Sometimes somebody will think, hey, I’m getting some special wheels….might as well get super expensive hubs. That’s reasonable, but actually is unnecessary. The Shimano LX and XT hubs we have are rock solid, smooth, problem free, and keep the price down. If you want fancier (Phil, White Industries, DT), we can do that, too. Rich can, that is.
There's an almost endless combination of hubs, rims, and spokes to assemble into wheels so for now we just have the standards listed below, but if you want something special by all means call or email email@example.com.