Velocity Blunt 35 rims

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Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Ian » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:23 pm

Had a brief go with Zigrat's front wheel at the Shindig, which is shod with these rims. Seemed to work well on a Ardent tyre and tracked very well over the rough terrain of Glen Ample.

Looking at getting wheel built up with them (front and rear). Trouble is, I can't find anywhere with any stock...
Anyone know of anywhere that has them?

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by JohnClimber » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:27 pm

Give Rich and Shona a shout at Keep Peddling in Manchester.

I got my two from there only a couple of weeks ago and I'm sure they have stock.

EDIT, tell a lie it was back in mid September looking at my photos (where's this year gone?)
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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Ian » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:34 pm

Good call, thanks John.

Which bike are you running your blunts on then?

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by JohnClimber » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:38 pm

My Jones, a Blunt is full time on the Rohloffed rear and when I fancy a change from the fat front I now stick the Blunt on it. #LoveThatBike

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by FLV » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:47 pm

I like blunts too. Rode them on the trans Nevada (rear) with a 2.4 ardent. Very nice. Also use a front regularntoo.
If rich and shona can't get them, try Jon at just riding along, he quotes 5 days ish.

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Charliecres » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:16 pm

I *think* Brick Lane Bikes are the importers but they don't seem to have any stock. Can't decide whether to go Blunt or Dually on the front of my Stooge.

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by ianfitz » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:41 pm

I think the more reputable Far East carbon bunts do a wider rim. Light bicycle?
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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by FLV » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:08 pm

Charliecres wrote:I *think* Brick Lane Bikes are the importers but they don't seem to have any stock. Can't decide whether to go Blunt or Dually on the front of my Stooge.
In case you care.
100 grams difference In weight (give or take 10g from memory)
Ardent 2.4 is 65.3mm on a dually and 61.8 on a blunt
Measured just now. One is a folding tyre, one a wired. Dunno which.
Clearance gets pretty close in some frames on adually

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by mountainbaker » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:14 pm

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by mountainbaker » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:15 pm

FLV wrote:Ardent 2.4 is 65.3mm on a dually and 61.8 on a blunt
Good to know this, thanks Dave. Thinking of getting 35mm chinese crabon rims for new wheelset, nice n fat. Plenty of clearance going by my latest frame drawings from Russia

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by FLV » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:34 pm

No probs. I have a few tires kicking about I can measure on blunts, I'm less likely to swap tyres on my duallys as they're an arse to inflate tubeless.
I have a few meSurements written down too, let me know if there's anytiing specific

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Ian » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:47 am

35mm chinese crabon rims
To save me the trouble of searching and finding the wrong thing, do you have a link to a reputable manufacturer for these? Thanks.

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Ian » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:57 am

Thanks very much :smile:

At 420g, they look quite attractive compared to 560g for the Blunt.

Anyone got any opinions about durability?

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Charliecres » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:25 am

Thanks FLV for the info. I'll be using a 29+ tyre or possibly something narrower in the slop.

Ian, there's a massive thread on STW and others on MTBR re those Light Bicycle rims. My summary: they're fine.

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by mountainbaker » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:42 am

Ian wrote:Anyone got any opinions about durability?
Mine* have done about 1600 miles, and I've ridden them hard through some nasty rocky stuff, totally true still. Composite has probably done 2000+ miles on them I guess, and his are all good too.

* ours are the 30mm ones, but they are basically the same rim and construction process.
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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by FLV » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:15 am

They have a decent reputation. They do a carbon fatbike rim too. 90mm $278

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by FLV » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:31 am

Alpinum wrote:An alternative to light-bikes:
http://www.nextie-bike.com/mtb/carbon-f ... r-hookless
Very interesting!

29+ Rims... I like the look of the snow fox.

Very Tempted

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Brothersmith » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:12 pm

FLV wrote:
Alpinum wrote:An alternative to light-bikes:
http://www.nextie-bike.com/mtb/carbon-f ... r-hookless
Very interesting!

29+ Rims... I like the look of the snow fox.

Very Tempted
The snow fox has just been released and there is a bit of history of Nextie testing their products on their customers - see this thread regarding their fat bike rims http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/nextie ... 669-4.html. They seem to be fairly upfront about it and seem to honour warranty issues, suppose its the compromise you make in paying less. So was going to give it 6 months before getting a set for the Krampus. All the mud thats going to be round for next 6 months will make any weight saving pointless anyway :lol:

Ian, try Just Riding along for the blunts - says 6 days on the website. They built mine for my Fargo, can't fault em. But if I was buying again would probably go with what others have said and try Nextie or light-bicycle carbon rims

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Ian » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:42 pm

JRA are showing out of stock (not 6 day availability) on 29er rims. Keep Pedalling have 1 in stock, next delivery is 10 weeks away.

Whilst it's a wedge more money, and a lottery on customs duty, I'm leaning toward the carbon ones.

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Ian » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:12 pm

Trigger now pulled on the light bicycle rims. Thanks for the input everyone :-bd

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by FLV » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:20 pm

I'm interested to know what you think, they going on the shand?

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by Ian » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:23 pm

They will be, yes. Laced to some flash hubs it's going to be a tidy set of wheels :cool:

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Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Post by FLV » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:41 pm

Nice :-)

What hubs?

I've been eyeballing some dt swiss 240 SS and carbon rims for a while, not gone for it yet

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