The selection of available 650b rims has diminished recently. So the arrival of the new VO Diagonale rims comes at a good time. The new rims are named after Les Diagonales de France, which I wrote about in this post. From the name you can guess that these are strong rims suitable for loaded touring as well as commuting and cyclo-touring.
- Triple box section alloy
- Stainless steel eyelets
- Highly polished top and sides
- 25mm wide
- About 550g
- ERD 570mm
- Available in 36h and 32h (but only 36h in this shipment)
- In testing with Panaracer Col de la Via and Grand Bois tires we found the fit to be just a little loose, exactly like the fit on Velocity rims, but a little looser than on the old Rigida and Weinman rims.
In the future we will be stocking 650b wheels using these rims, and also some Velocity rims.