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 85 RL Carbon Tubeless Disc Wheelset
Put together by hand and perfect for time trials or triathlons, Vel’s 85 RL Carbon Tubeless Disc Wheelset offers maximum stiffness and aerodynamics for when every second counts. Made using Toray 24/30T carbon, the rims have a 27.5mm external measurement which helps smooth airflow over the junction between the tyre and the rim, whilst the internal width of 20.3mm adds volume and stability to the tyre, supporting the sidewall and helping improve handling. As the rims come with tubeless tape already installed and tubeless valves, switching over to tubeless running is easy. This means that lower pressures can be used without fear of pinch punctures, providing better grip, more comfort and lower rolling resistance.
A 102 tooth engagement ring in the Vel RE freehub ensures a super-rapid response to any pedal pressure, giving instant acceleration out of corners. The hubs themselves are made from CNC machined AL6061 aluminium with sealed bearings for low friction and easy maintenance, 12mm thru-axles and Center Lock rotor compatibility. Straight pull Pillar Wing spokes laced in a two-cross pattern link the hubs and rims, giving an efficient, accurate and strong platform for pedalling, steering and braking.
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 tyre compatible
- Double wrapped with tubeless rim tape
- Wheel Size: 700c
- Rim: Toray 24/30T carbon
- Rim ERD (Effective Rim Diameter): 469mm
- Rim Depth: 85mm
- 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
- Recommended Tyre Size: 25-34mm
- Maximum tyre pressure: 120psi
- Manufacturer Claimed Weight: Front - 905 grams / Rear - 1,035 grams / Wheelset - 1,940 grams
- Compatibility: Shimano/SRAM / SRAM XDR / Shimano Microspline
- Includes: Tubeless valves, spare spokes
- Maximum system weight: 110kg