Velo Orange Diagonale 700C Wheelset 36 holes
- Hand built in England
- Velo Diagonale 700C highly polished alloy rims
- Velo orange 36h highly polished high flange hubs
- Sapim stainless steel spokes.
- Compatible with Shimano or Campagnolo cassettes
- Front 100mm OLN
- Rear 130mm OLN (Road Bike)
- Includes quick release skewers
- Total weight (including skewers) Front: 1070g Rear: 1180g
The Grand Cru Touring Hub is designed for long distance riding and heavy loads. The sturdy hub shell is our own design. It boasts a large-flange hub with room for four identical and rather large cartridge bearings. We use very high quality Japanese bearings of a common size and relatively easily replaced if they ever do wear out.
The axle is hollow and oversized. The free-hub body is steel for durability. There are three pawls with sturdy springs. The hub fits up to a 10-speed cassette; you can fit a 7-speed cassette by adding a 4.5mm spacer. The VO enclosed-cam quick release skewer is included
A video showing how to disassemble the Grand Cru hub for field servicing without tools can be found here.
Velo Orange High Flange Front Hub
The counterpart to our rear Grand Cru Freewheel Hubs and Grand Cru Touring Hubs: like the rear hubs, our High Flange Front Hub features the same polished and clear anodized finish, chrome plated axle, and high quality Japanese bearings (the same that you might find on a hub that costs twice as much). The hubshell design is a VO original, and the Grand Cru logo is stamped - not laser etched - giving it a more classic yet very durable aesthetic.
The quick release in included. Available in both 32-hole and 36-hole versions.
VO PBP Rim, 700C
For years cyclists have lamented the loss of the simple box section rim in a shiny silver polished finish. So Velo Orange has worked with one of the premier rim companies in Taiwan to find a replacement. We researched different widths, shapes, materials, and what was currently on the market. It quickly became apparent that we needed to offer an alloy doublewall rim. Doublewall construction adds a bit of weight as compared to singlewall (or open box) rims, but we feel a classic doublewall box design is far superior in terms of overall strength, load capacity, and impact resistance, particularly with modern aluminum alloys.
VO Diagonale Rim 700c
These rims are named after Les Diagonales de France, a series of cycle touring routes across France. You can guess that these are very strong rims suitable for loaded touring as well as commuting and cyclo-touring. These rims will work with tires 32mm to 45mm wide.
Diagonales are triple box section rims; they are made from aluminum alloy that is highly polished. The eyelets are stainless steel. Width is 25mm; weight is 570g; ERD is 609mm. Price is per rim. These are offered in 36 hole ONLY.