Velocite filament wound rims

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The hubs that Var wheels use have the XDR option available.

The main improvement versus the hubs used before is that we now use Enduro bearings with full environmental sealing.

We have a long term own use set of Venn Var 77 TCC that was used for 6000 km through the UK winter and now into summer and the bearings are still functioning well.

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by MayhemSWE

Are you the only ones manufacturing rims by parallel filament winding? The new DT Swiss 25th Anniversary rims sure look like they came out of the same process as your Var type rims…!

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No we are not any more. I'm not sure if the DT rims are made using winding or UD spreading however.

Nevertheless they look nice. However speaking of lightweight disc brake wheels, we are working on something special with 380g 30mm deep, 28mm wide, and our standard 21mm internal width, disc brake rims.

We should come in at under 1300g with this wider and deeper wheelset.

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This sounds interesting indeed

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by romanmoser

Wouldn't that be kind of close to the VAR 35 ?
5mm lower
2mm external width narrower

But 40 to 50gr lighter for a rim , if weight target of 380gr +-10 gr is achieved

Something is wrong with your website I think
Weight for 45mm rim is the same between the rim and disc version
But different for the 507 wich is logical to me.

Can you specify correct weight for disc and rim brake ?

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Yes it is close but the best weight that we can achieve with the Venn Var 35 TCD is 420g - great weight in fact and likely the lightest disc brake rim in the world of these dimensions (35mm x 30mm)

The Var 30 will be 380g, and narrower, thus more intended for the riders that want the lowest weight as they can save 80g in a wheelset.

Currently the Var 45 TCC and TCD are the same rim. Soon we will have a disc specific 45mm rim too so its weight will be lower.

The new Var 507 that just passed factory testing and is heading out to France for live testing will also be the same rim whether it has a visible brake track or not. The Var 507 TCC and TCD will be around 480g to start with.

Here is a photo of the Var 507 TCC/TCD passing the UCI impact test.

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