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Old 03-12-09, 11:38 AM   #1
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Velocity B43 Super Deep Rims

For those who care enough: Velocity posted pictures to the H+Son rival rims that are 1mm deeper.

http://velocityusa.blogspot.com/
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Old 03-12-09, 11:46 AM   #2
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textbook one uppery.

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THE NEW B-43 COMING May OF '09 :We've heard what people were asking for and it’s exactly this. We started developing this rim about 2 months ago, doing some research, talking to you and hearing what you had to say. The next step was convincing our main man Tom Black, el presidente and rim roller for Velocity Australia to take up the challenge. He stepped to the plate and got right on it. He had to re-outfit our manufacturing facility with new rollers, and drills, all while in the process of moving into their brand new facility. Its going to be a triple walled rim to make it bomb proof, nuke proof, which is why we named it the B43, after a Nuclear Warhead, and the city it is made in. We were going to call it the Brisbane 43, because the aluminum is mined there, extruded into the form of a rim, then hand rolled, drilled, and anodized/powder coated in Brisbane Australia. Brisbane is the home of some of the best Aluminum mines in the world, some of the hardest workers and our world headquarters hence the name the B43. And so there you have it.



















They look light.
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Old 03-12-09, 11:49 AM   #3
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Haha little kid style. Thanks for reposting that, I was too lazy to figure it all out I guess.
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Old 03-12-09, 12:04 PM   #4
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I wonder what these will weigh, not like it will really matter to most people that buy them.
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Old 03-12-09, 12:23 PM   #5
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whats the advantage in going "deeper"?
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Old 03-12-09, 12:33 PM   #6
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^^^ Style points, maybe stronger, and possible aero benefits.
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Yay! The big question is will they be cheaper than the h+son?
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Velocity will probably undercut the H+Son price by $0.01.
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i dont like the name B43. maybe they should have gone with something like.... "Velocity Deeper V" ;D
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Nice thing is that they should be a bit wider...
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prolly had a blip about this as well. the general idea is they're heavier than the h+s and generally designed to be sturdy, rather than aero. i think they ought to be 21–24mm wide, though.
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They don't look any wider than a deep-v. My money says that this will be way cheaper than H+S because Velocity is bigger and has better distribution and retail channels. The QA should be better too. Cool to have more choices in aero alloy rims. This is almost as tall as a Zipp 303.
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not sure who'd ride these for aero benefits, when the h+s is 100g lighter and will be available in lower spoke counts.

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We definitely plan on doing a variety of drillings, at least 32h, 36h, and 48h. 650c will happen eventually. A variety of colors too. While they won't be the lightest rim on the planet, they shouldn't be a boat anchor either. The final product should be somewhere between 710 to 730 grams. We could make it lighter, but durability is our main concern.
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Only carbon should be that Deep of a V imo.

They look really heavy and purposeless.
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710-730 grams? 48 holes? No thanks.
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they're being developed primarily for tricks, abuse, and heavy riders. my read is that the depth of the rim is for stiffness purposes and only coincidentally for aero.

i could see tandems and 29/cross/trail riders getting behind those, especially those clydes that don't care to shell out for carbon rims to lace up to their disc hubs.
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only if you are doing tricks and ****, otherwise, NEXT
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It's a good idea. Someone has to compete with the H+Son and none of the Italian companies that have 40mm deep rims on their lists (DRC, Gipiemme) has good distribution over here; Velocity does. You should also consider the Dodici rim. The current model was designed as a road aero rim back in the 90's before carbon rims spread like a pox.
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i dont like the name B43. maybe they should have gone with something like.... "Velocity Deeper V" ;D
they're called B43 because there 43mm deep (1mm deeper than H+son)
oh and there supposedly 24mm wide. (as a refence point, deep v's are 19mm wide)

There also triple walled making them bombproof, like you said, mainly for trick, why else would they drill 48 holes?
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polo?


and I'm sure they're coming in many drillings
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and I'm sure they're coming in many drillings
Really rough commute?
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if they aren't too expensive i'd consider them for my next wheel build. i have started CXing on my fixed, and its fun as hell. currently running 38mm tires on mavic cxp-22's, and with a 20lb bike, don't really care about weight. i have only had to true a few times, but the 48 spoke wheels would be bombproof, if only i didn't have to buy 96 spokes...

will see if i can get a discount on a box of spokes, or work something out with the LBS. any word when these will hit the american market?
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ive heard info that theyll be similar in price to deep v
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the name b43 makes me think of brooks saddles
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We all know the deeper the V, the better.

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