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VELOCITY WOOD GRAIN RIMS by Matt Howarth
March 4, 2008, 12:14 pm
Filed under: Blogroll

These are a little bit special. Spotted over at CTA’s Flickr.
Info: 32H Shimano Deore XT Hubset
Sapim Leader SS Spokes – 14ga
DT Swiss Gold Alloy Nipples
32H Velocity Deep-V MTB Rims – Wood Grain w/ MSW

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is that a wood vinyl?

Comment by Dave Pickett

those are custom…sexy time..!

Comment by yammy

There was a bunch of confusion about these wheels, so I got the skinny directly from the guys at Velocity.

These wood grain Deep-V’s were originally released in a limited run with wood grain decals and machined sidewalls. The decals were apparently low quality and didn’t stand up to regular abuse, so the wheel was discontinued.

They tried again with hand-painted wheels, but they were just too time consuming and expensive to produce, so they were discontinued again.

Around August 2008, wood grain deep-v’s were re-introduced, this time machine painted and sealed with a UV powder coat. This process does not allow for sidewall machining, so these may not be appropriate for rigs with brakes.

http://www.velocityusa.com/default.asp?contentID=512

Comment by jason carlin

Hey, was wondering if you could still buy these wheels anywhere online? i really want a pair.

who can i get to custom build them up? i would need to have the front wheel with a machined sidewall.

thanks for any help.

cheers,

lachy

Comment by lachlan

Hey man, I dunno if you’ve found a set… but there’s some Teak Wood Grain Deep Vs on ebay these days. Just bought one myself! Pumped.

Comment by Mark




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