The Velocity A23 rim offers plenty of inner rim width, (17.5mm), and a strong rim profile that has proven its utility for atleast the past two decades, all at a modest 460g. If you're looking for an excellent, "all around" type wheel set that you can live with and not have to worry about, these are a fantastic option. Select the Shimano 105 hub upgrade option, and you're on your way to building a wheel set that can last you well in to the next decade. Given their performance, strength, flexibility, and reliability, these wheels offer a tremendous value.
The base hub option are Shimano RS300's. They're plenty good, and will get you from point A to B and back. Like all Shimano hubs, they're relatively easy to live with over the years, if you take the time to learn some basic maintenance skills. That being said, we're offering to build these rims with Shimano 105 hubs. For a lot of folks, this next step up might make a lot of sense, just depends on what your perspective is.
Whether you select the base hub option or Shimano 105's, your wheels will be built with DT Swiss 2.0mm straight gauge stainless spokes with brass nipples. You do have the option to select silver or black hubs/spokes, to customize the overall appearance of your wheel set. All Velocity A23 rims have a black ano finish, CNC sidewall for rim brakes, and a presta valve. Thanks for looking.
More Wheel Facts:
-Velocity A23 26 clincher rims have a sleeved joint, are 19.5mm tall, with a 17.5mm inner, 23mm outer width, and weigh approx. 460g/ea. The rims come with Velox 16mm cloth rim tape, but it is not installed. These rims are designed to work with inner tubes, (presta) and clincher tires.
-Compatible with a wide range of tires, 700 x 23c - 38c will all work.
-The wheels are built with internal stainless steel washers
-Shimano RS300 (8/9/10 speed only) and 105 series (8/9/10/11 speed) quick release hubs have a loose ball, cup + cone system.
-Approximate Wheel Weights
-Front = 890g / Rear = 1120g, Wheel Set = 2010g
Wheels ship with a set of QR levers, 105 hubs ship with their 11 speed spacer, and all wheels ship with Velox 16mm cloth rim tape, (not installed).