Join Date: Dec 2012
Bikes: road: Spz Roubaix - mtb: Spz Epic - touring: still choosing... proly Surly
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O/C rims - Velocity Synergy in particular
the concept of O/C rims for the rear wheel makes so much sense to me that I'd rather use it even when it is not strictly necessary (say 26" rims on 135mm shimano hubs); I'm picking a rim for my next bike (touring, 700c) and my choice so far is the Velocity Synergy; most opinions I read (including Peter White's) are positive!
but there are a few hairy cases of tire-rim size mismatch with the Synergys floating in the forums! looks like the rim is too small and the tire does not "hook" in the flange. I've read that Velocity acknowledged the problem in the 650b rims but not in the 700c. OTOH the most well documented case I know is with a 700c :-(
is this still a problem with Synergys? or has it been solved?
it'd be great if someone (a shop owner?) could post a precise measure of the OUTER diameter of the most common rims (Mavic, Alex) plus that of the Synergy... anybody? *bambi-eyes*
I tried to gether that info from the 'net but nobody states the OUTER diameter, only the "bead seat diameter" and the "ERD".
TIA for any info!