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Velocity Blunt SL Rim

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Velocity Blunt SL Rim (DISC BRAKE ONLY)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by winsail

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2015

Strengths:    Blunt SS 27.5 32mm wide rims. After over 500 miles this rim is tough, strong, light even lighter than my old SL's and much more stable with less flex

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
While I did own a set of the Blunt SL's and I loved them I have upgraded to the Blunt SS 27.5 32mm wide rims. They are Velocitys replacement for the SL's and a fantastic improvement in every respect. I used DT swiss 350 hubs with 12 x 142 rear and 15mm front. Just like the SL's I built up, I used DT swiss Comp spokes with brass nipples and the wheelset came in under 1700 grams. The wider platform is fantastic and has reduced rim flex and given my tubeless Schwalbe tires a bigger footprint. They air up tubeless SUPER easy much easier than the SL's with Stans 25mm yellow tape and valves. This was the least expensive biggest improvement to my bike for 2015 and I cannot say enough great things about them. Since I only have 500+ miles so far I cannot comment on long term durability. I ride x country to all mountain and have a 5.5 inch travel bike

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