Velocity A23 700c Wheel Set


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

Hub Options

Spokes *

Nipples *


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.  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 Sora 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, or our silky smooth Pure RT sealed bearing road 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 one of the optional upgrades, 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

Wheels ship with a set of QR levers, 105 and RT hubs ship with their 11 speed spacer, and all wheels ship with Velox 16mm cloth rim tape, (not installed).

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

Velocity A23 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 – 700×30)
Nipple Info (Brass) Sapim 12mm Brass Chrome Plated @ ≈ 1g ea 32H = 32
Nipple Info (Alloy) Sapim Alloy Double Square Polyax @ ≈ .34g ea 32H = 10
Spoke Info Leader Sapim Leader 2.0mm Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 6.5g ea 32H = 208
Spoke Info Race Sapim Race 2.0/1.8/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.65g ea 32H = 180
Spoke Info Dlight Sapim D-Light TCS 2.0/1.65/2.0 Butted Stainless Spokes Black ≈ 5.16g ea 32H = 165g
Spoke Count Front: 32H Rear: 32H
Spoke Pattern Front: 3 Cross Rear: 3 Cross (32H)
Lengths 295mm (32H) 293/295 (32H)
Hub Info BWW RT100 BWW RT300
Hub Weight 100g 300g 100g F, 300g R
Hub Shell Aluminum Alloy
Axle Info QR 9mm x 100mm OLD QR 10mm x 130mm OLD
Hole Ct 32H 32H
DriveS PCD
38 45
DS Ctr to Flange 34 18.5
Non-DriveS PCD 38 45
NDS Ctr to Flange 34 35.5
Axle Material Steel Alloy
Bearings Sealed Cartridge Japan EZO Bearings
Bearing Size Japan EZO TBD Japan EZO TBD
Freehub Shimano/SRAM Road 8/9/10 speed
FH Option 1 Shimano/SRAM Road 11 speed
FH Option  Campagnolo 8/9/10/11 speed
FH Material Aluminum Alloy

Wheel Weights

(without QR’s or rim tape)

RT300 w/ Race/Brass F ≈ 782g R ≈ 982g Set ≈ 1764g
RT300 w/ DLight/Alloy F ≈ 745g R ≈ 945g Set ≈ 1690g
  • All options include rim tape and QR levers.

Where is Your Wheel Set Weight?

Not all wheel weight is equal. This is an 1800g wheel set with a 32 / 32 (or 36/36) spoke count may built with strong, light weight  rims, spokes, and hubs, compared to a lot of other “race” wheel sets with lower spoke counts. When you lower a wheel set’s spoke count, you run the risk of decreasing durability, as well as lateral stiffness, (the wheels could flex and rub with the brakes).  So a lot of times the solution is to use a really heavy rim, which can result in wheels that tend to feel a dull, or lethargic.  These wheels start with the use of a superior rim profile with purposeful wall thickness.  So the rim is light weight, but not flimsy.  The utilization of 3D shaped internal stainless steel nipple washers that match Sapim’s Polyax nipples mean that where the rim is doing the most work, at each spoke hole, we’re increasing the surface area in which the work is conducted.  This reduces rim stress, reduces the likelihood of rim cracking, while promoting rim life.  Expect these wheels to feel better, and last longer than your current mid 15-1600g wheel set now.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 7 × 26 in


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