A responsive 102T engagement ring delivers snappy, near-instant acceleration off the line.
Straight pull Pillar Wing PSR21 spokes are assembled in a two-cross pattern to enhance power transfer.
Practical and corrosion resistant, brass nipples are used to reduce the risk of seized spokes.
The wide internal width boosts the tyre profile to enhance comfort, grip and lower rolling resistance.
Vel 30 GRL Carbon Tubeless Disc 650b Wheelset
Designed as a gravel-specific option, the 30 GRL Carbon Tubeless Disc 650b Wheelset from Vel has a 32mm wide rim made out of 24/30T carbon and has been expertly built by hand. This gives the wheels excellent strength and stiffness without any weight penalty, and the width allows the tyre to spread out for greater air volume, providing increased comfort and grip. These wheels are recommended for use with tyres up to 2.25” wide, giving access to a huge range of gravel tyre options. As the wheels are supplied with valves and are pre-fitted with a double wrap of rim tape, conversion to tubeless tyres is simple, meaning no risk of pinch punctures and an even more supple ride.
The use of a freehub with six pawls and 102 tooth engagement ring in the Vel RE hub adds instant responsiveness to pedalling input, ideal for tricky technical climbs off-road or when powering out of a corner and sealed bearings improve longevity. The impressive Pillar Wing spokes offer better aerodynamics and stiffness than many better-known brands, adding real benefit to the build and the use of brass nipples shows thoughtfulness too. 12mm thru-axles ensure stiffness and accurate tracking whilst the Center Lock standard rotor fitting is both secure and robust. Spare spokes and nipples are also provided with the wheelset, perfect for taking along on extended trips into the unknown.
Crash replacement policy
Crashes, unexpected accidents and falls can happen under normal riding conditions, therefore if your product has been registered within 3 months of purchase we will offer to replace it with identical or equivalent product up to 40% off RRP within the first 3 years of ownership. This crash replacement policy only applies to the original owner.
Vel wheels come with a two year limited warranty for manufacturing or material defects that would appear during normal use, with the exception of wear and tear parts. The warranty is extended to 3 years if registered within the first 3 months from purchase date.
- Clincher / tubeless-ready clincher tyre compatible
- Double wrapped with tubeless rim tape
- Wheel Size: 650b
- Rim: Toray 24/30T carbon
- Rim ERD (Effective Rim Diameter): 542mm
- Rim Depth: 30mm
- Internal Rim Width: 24.5mm
- External Rim Width: 32mm
- Spokes: Pillar Wing PSR23 straight pull, 14g, two-cross lacing with brass nipples
- Spoke Count: Front - 24 / Rear - 24
- Hubs: Vel RE Rapid Engagement, AL6061 CNC machined shell, sealed bearings, 102T engagement ring with six pawls
- Bearings: Front 6902 x 2, rear 17287 x2, 6902 x 1, 6903 x1
- Disc Standard: Center Lock
- Front Axle: 12x100mm
- Rear Axle: 12x142mm
- Maximum Tyre Size: 27.5” x 2.25”
- Manufacturer Claimed Weight: Front - 730 grams / Rear - 880 grams / Wheelset - 1,610 grams
- Maximum Tyre Pressure: 50psi
- Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM / SRAM XDR / Shimano Microspline
- Includes: Tubeless valves, spare spokes and nipples
- Maximum rider weight: 120kg