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Anybody ever try Velocity Fusion rims?
I'm building up a touring rig from components on my cyclocross bike, which currently has 32h Ultegra 6700 hubs to Stans Alpha rims. I recently noticed the rear rim is weirdly bent... I left it with a family member for storage for a while, and when I got it back the lip of the rim is bent inward radially; it looks like it was dropped or something (there were no tires on it). The wheel is perfectly true though. Aside from the rim needing to be replaced, the Alphas are ultra lightweight and not at all ok for touring, at least for the rear wheel...
I'd like to use the Velocity Fusion to replace it, namely because it is the only non-racing rim I can find with an ERD similar to the Alphas (592). I've got very low funds and can't mess around with replacing spokes as well as the rim at this point, so same ERD is important.
Has any body ever used the Fusion? Is it strong enough for loaded touring? I'm thinking an extended trip, 2-3 months, and I'm about 135 lbs.
Last edited by nebuer16; 01-15-13 at 07:49 PM.