New wheels: Velocity Blunt 35

Well well well, what do we have here? It’s my Rohloff on some new Velocity Blunt 35s.

I’ve had my eye on these rims since they were released. I originally heard about their predecessor, the P35, and the fact that its slightly oversized rim width played nicely with the 29 x 3″ Surly Knard tires. After being thoroughly impressed by my 26″ Velocity Cliff Hangers (after 3k+ punishing miles through some rough Central American gravel roads), I decided to get my Rohloff laced up to another set of Velocity rims for a new 29er build. There seems to be some nice products coming out of Velocity, and their rims are made in the USA!

The Blunt 35s are perfect for interchanging less aggressive tires for touring and husky Knards for bikepacking. At first glance, I am impressed with how light these wheels are (even with the Rohloff); definitely lighter than my Cliffhangers. I am ready to get on with my build and see how these suckers perform… stay tuned.

Velocity Blunt 35 29er - Bikepacking
Built by The Wheel Department in Michigan.

Velocity Blunt 35 29er - Bikepacking
Thanks Jacobi!

Velocity Blunt 35 29er - Bikepacking
The Blunts have a nice rounded aesthetic.

Velocity Blunt 35 29er Rohloff - Bikepacking
Velocity Blunt 35s + Rohloff = Future Bikepacking Steed

Velocity Blunt 35 29er - Bikepacking
A Velocity front hub.

Velocity Blunt 35 29er - Bikepacking
Perfect width for Knards!

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