Krackor wrote:From the FSE thread:
Hi Victor, will the Venn 507 be available in North America later in the year? Will it be available through a distributor? Can you disclose who that would be and approximately when they will be available? I'm interested in a pair of hookless 507 TCD rims in time for the CX season in September.
I think we will be fine with the Venn 507 HTD/HTC (H for hookless) rims as they require a new mold and are in a market segment outside of the agreed ones....but we'll see. The current customer will have priority so if they supply us with a decent forecast/volume it will have to go to them.
...on another note, I just started development of a 76mm profile rim
Not sure if we will be able to wind it soon, but I have an idea about solving this, maybe. First step, explain it to the engineers using sketches and hand waving and see what they think. It involves trickery, but it is pretty cool, so it deserves to work just because I think it is cool...or something.
The first version will thus be a hand laid up/machine assisted CTL process. This also means that we will have a "full range" of depths "soon" at least in CTL: 35/50.7/76
The performance objective of the 76mm rim will be excellent aerodynamics at shallow yaw angles, ie. up to 6 degrees yaw, and wide tire casings. This means that it will make for a great track wheel too, and will satisfy most TT/triathlon riding conditions.