Velocity A23 700c Hybrid Rear 135mm Wheel Set


These are solid classic road wheels that will ride smooth and hold up for a really long time.

QR Hub Set Options w/135mm Rear MTB HG 8/9/10/11 Spd *

Spoke Options *

Nipples Select *


The Velocity A23 rim offers plenty of inner rim width, (17.5mm), and a strong rim profile that has proven its utility for at least 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.  All the Shimano hub options use a loose ball, cup + cone system that when properly adjusted and cared for, will spin smooth for decades.  Given their performance, strength, flexibility, and reliability, these wheels offer a tremendous value.

Whether you select a Shimano loose ball or Speed Tuned sealed bearing hubs, the wheels will be laced three cross front and rear.  This lace pattern offers excellent lateral strength while still allowing each wheel to absorb a fair amount of road vibration.  Thanks for taking a moment to check out these wheels.  If you happen to find a pair on your door step, it just may be one of the best, longest lasting upgrade you ever decide to invest in for your bicycle.

* All listed weights are based on an approximate average, actual weights may vary

*Wheels will ship with QR levers and Velox 16mm cloth rim tape.

Velocity A23 Hybrid Rear 135mm Clincher Specs

700c Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Weights (approx)
Rim Info Aluminum Alloy Clincher, double wall
ETRTO 622 x 17.5
Weight ≈460g average ≈460-470g average
Sidewall CNC machined, rim brake compatible
Inner Width 17.5mm
Outer Width 23mm
Rim Depth 19.5mm
Rim ETRTO 622 x 17.5mm
Rim ERD 601 (without washers)
Rim Tape Velox 16mm Cloth Rim Tape ≈ 30 – 35g/wheel (varies based on overlap)
Washers Built with 3D internal stainless steel washers ≈4g F, ≈4g R
Valve Type Presta
Tire Type Standard Clincher with inner tube
Tire Volumes 700 x 20mm – 700 x 38mm (sweet spot is 700×25 – 700×32)
Nipple Info (Brass) Sapim 12mm Brass Chrome Plated @ ≈ 1g ea 32H = 32g
Nipple Info (Alloy) Sapim Alloy Double Square Polyax @ ≈ .34g ea
Spoke Info Leader Sapim Leader 2.0mm Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 6.5g ea 32H = 208g
Spoke Info Race Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.65g ea 32H = 180g
Spoke Info Dlight Sapim D-Light TCS 2.0/1.65/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.16g ea
Spoke Count Front: 32H Rear: 32H
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
Lengths 291/293mm (32H) 291/293mm (32H)
Hub Info (option) Shimano Deore HB-M525 Shimano Deore FH-M525
Hub Weight 248g 428g 248g F, 428g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD QR 10mm x 135mm OLD
Hole Ct 32H or 36H 32H or 36H
DriveS PCD
61 61
DS Ctr to Flange 21.5 19.5
Non-DriveS PCD 61 61
NDS Ctr to Flange 33 32
Axle Material Steel Alloy
Bearings Loose Ball Bearings
Bearing Size 3/16″ x 10 1/4″ x 9
Freehub Shimano/SRAM “Splined” MTB 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
FH Material Steel Alloy

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

A23 w/ Deore Leader/Br F ≈ 955g R ≈ 1135g Set ≈ 2090g
A23 w/ XT -Race/BR F ≈ 924g R ≈ 1106g Set ≈ 2030g
A23 w/ ST170/300 -Race/BR F ≈ 852g R ≈ 982g Set ≈ 1834g
A23 w/ ST170/300 -Dlight/A F ≈ 805g R ≈ 935g Set ≈ 1740g
    • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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