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.
The wide internal width boosts the tyre profile to enhance comfort, grip and lower rolling resistance.
All Vel wheel models from 28 Alloy up to 85 Carbon RL and RSL are now officially competition approved.
Vel 38 RL Carbon Tubeless Disc Wheelset
The 38 RL Carbon Tubeless Disc Wheelset is Vel’s shallowest option, perfect for hilly routes and windy conditions where the rim’s depth means it won’t be pushed around by crosswinds. The Toray 24/30T carbon rim has an internal width of 20.3mm to allow any tyre to open up nicely and provide a cushioned, grippy ride whilst the 27.5mm external width gives a smooth interface between the rim and the tyre for improved airflow.
CNC machined aluminium Vel RE Center Lock hubs with 12mm thru-axles and sealed bearings ensure that the wheels track accurately and provide a great platform for predictable braking, with the 102T engagement ring adding snappy acceleration and responsiveness. Handbuilt using Pillar Wing PSR21 spokes in a two-cross pattern, the wheels are stiff with great power transfer, yet retain sufficient compliance for all-day riding.
The wheels are supplied with tubeless valves and as the tubeless tape is pre-fitted, making the conversion to totally tubeless tyre running is straightforward. Spare spokes are also supplied.
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 the 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: 700c
- Rim: Toray 24/30T carbon
- Rim ERD (Effective Rim Diameter): 563mm
- Rim Depth: 38mm
- Internal Rim Width: 20.3mm
- External Rim Width: 27.5mm
- Spokes: Pillar Wing PSR21 straight pull, 14g, two-cross lacing
- 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: 25mm-34mm
- Manufacturer Claimed Weight: Front - 715 grams / Rear - 835 grams / Wheelset - 1,550 grams
- Maximum Tyre Pressure: 120psi
- Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM / SRAM XDR / Shimano Microspline
- Includes: Tubeless valves, spare spokes
- Maximum system weight: 110kg