Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Velocity's Chukker Rim

"So we heard you guys were looking for something a little stronger, little beefier, little wider. How about a Velocity Deep V on steroids? We've had this extrusion in the lineup before; you might remember it as the Deep V ATB? We will be bringing it back, for the trickster crowd, as well as for the bike polo crowd, and anyone else looking for a bit wider alterative to the tried and true Velocity Deep V.

We would like your input on what drillings we should bring it in for the 26" and 700c sizes. We will probably just be doing our Ano. colors, and NON machined sidewalls to keep the cost down. You shouldn't have any problems running a brake on the Non MSW Ano. We will have some new ano. colors to choose from such as, Olive Mist Green, Midnight blue, dark Bronze, to go along with our silver, bright silver, gold, and ti. grey."

I think this is a great idea on Velocity's part. The MTB Deep V's extruding equipment is pre-existing, so why not take the rim and re-contextualise it as the market's first Bike Polo rim? I do think that machined side-walls are going to be an important feature to include in the future as most people (regardless of drive-train) seem to running rim brakes.

I'm told (by Bikepolo.ca) that NYC local, Doug D, will be testing a set soon. Looking forward to seeing the wheels hit the court!

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