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    New 650B wheels

    Built my first set of wheels last night and they were for my new build 650B Frame won't arrive till Mid April so trying to get all the parts together right now.





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    What kind of rims are those?

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    They are Velocity Blunts.

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    It is inevitable ...

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    April? That'd drive me nuts to have a built set of wheels around that long. You gonna put whitewall tires on there too?
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    Yeah they're Velocity Blunts built on to Mango Chris King hubs the Front is a 24mm King

    White tyres no, they've now got Neo Motos on and I'm having issues waiting for the frame as we started to design it in Jan! Finally got signed off a week ago. Tried putting the new wheels on my Maverick Durance as thats got DUCs on but the rear didn't fit so I'll have to wait until Mid April :-(

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    hey can those velocity blunts go tubeless?

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    Yes, they can when set up as "ghetto" tubeless using a split tube.

    I have been running mine this way for quite some time and they work perfectly.


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    hey can those velocity blunts go tubeless?
    It is inevitable ...

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    thanks rainman. I realized after i posted that i need a V brake compatible 650b rim... and that is looking to be Stans ZTR355, which can definitely go tubeless.

    I have to say I was a nay-sayer on odd sized wheels for a long time, but I have decided to jump in with this project bike that I am starting.

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    I'm planning to go Ghetto as above with mine.

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