Author Topic: Velocity cliffhanger rims  (Read 1919 times)

KDean

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Velocity cliffhanger rims
« on: May 22, 2023, 06:17:09 am »
Has anyone  had any experience with these, My LBS said they are not as strong as Ryde rims but they can go tubeless .

mickeg

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Re: Velocity cliffhanger rims
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2023, 11:41:27 am »
I have not used them.  I have the Velocity Dyad (non-tubeless) rims on my light touring bike.

The Cliffhanger is for wider tires, has the shelf for the bead for tubeless.
https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/cliff-hanger-622

The Cliffhanger is listed here as a strong rim, this graphic compares their rims for strength and tire width, note that they only list the Dyads that I use for touring as medium strength:
https://www.velocityusa.com/tech/rims/

Note that they come with machined sidewalls for rim brake or non-machined sidewalls for disc.  So, decide which version you want.

My bike with the Dyads, that has rim brake front, disc rear.  I bought machined sidewalls for rear too so that the front and rear wheels visually match for aesthetics.

John Saxby

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Re: Velocity cliffhanger rims
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2023, 10:47:43 pm »
Peter White Cycles of New Hampshire has a lot of info here on Velocity rims:

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/velocity.php

I have not used his custom-built wheels, but friends who have, rave about their quality and durability.

KDean

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Re: Velocity cliffhanger rims
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2023, 11:44:15 am »
Thank you

mickeg

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Re: Velocity cliffhanger rims
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2023, 01:06:05 pm »
Peter White Cycles of New Hampshire has a lot of info here on Velocity rims:

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/velocity.php
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Wow, I had not realized how much prices have gone up.  I bought three Dyad rims in 2017 (six years ago), looked it up and I paid $51.88, $59.92, and $61.03 at that time for an average price of $57.61.  Now Peter White wants $106 for them. 

If you are curious why all three that I bought were different prices, I bought two with different specification in one order, thus different prices and later bought a third on Amazon.