Velocity Dyad 650C?
I'm investigating part selections to build up an old steel MTB frame for its third incarnation as a commuter bike. From my research it appears that 650C wheels are a good choice for MTB bikes and that the Velocity Dyad is a great rim. However I'm a little unsure if one can get a Dyad in 650C. The Velocity site only shows this rim in 700c but a quick search for "touring 650c rim" results in a site that lists the Dyad in 650c size.
Question: Can one get a Velocity Dyad in 650C?
Question: If not, what 650c rim should I consider for touring/commuting.
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I just got some Dyad's in 700c, and so far (650 miles) I like them. I don't know if they are available in 650c though. It seems to me that tires and rims are getting harder to find in that size. MB1 would know, since his wife rides them.
I was pleased with their support when I ordered the Dyads for my Long Haul Trucker in 2006. They would know if 650C's are available.
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If you're building up a MTB for touring, then choose an MTB rim, right? You'd have much more tire choices and rims are plentiful and plenty strong.
The Aeroheads are great if you want to stay in the Velocity franchise. I've had these for my MTB for a while and like them. Far better durability than any Mavic's I've had.
BTW: I ride Dyads laced with 14ga straight spokes, 32hole 3X to 105 hubs on my Surly cross check set up for touring. Strong wheels. I weigh 230lbs and will put 50 more in packs. The bike empty weighs 30lbs. I've got ~5000miles on the wheels and they're as good as new.
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Velocity Synnergys are available in 650B. Rivendell has them. Had them on my Bleriot, they seem about ideal as commuter wheels. Strong as all hell. I have Velocity 700c Aeroheads on my roadie, and I love them. Clydesdale that I am, haven't been able to bust a spoke on them yet.
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