Velo Orange 27 x 1 1/4" Wheelset 36 holes


Velo Orange Wheelset 27 x 1 1/4"
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A top quality wheelset from highly respected USA manufacturer
  • Hand built in England 
  • Velo Orange Enterprise 27 x 1 1/4" 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
Update your classic or vintage bike with reliable, modern but retro looking wheels.


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.

SKU HU-0018
Hub Type Cassette Hub
Frame Spacing 130mm
Spoke Flange Diameter 60mm
Center to Flange Left: 40mm, Right: 17.5mm
Weight 325g
Manufacturer Velo Orange
Material Aluminum Alloy
Finish Polished Alloy
Hub Bearing Type Sealed Cartridge

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.

SKU HU-0011
Hub Type Front
Frame Spacing 100mm front
Spoke Flange Diameter 61mm
Center to Flange Left: 32mm, Right: 32mm
Weight 250g w QR, 180g no QR
Manufacturer Velo Orange
Material Aluminum Alloy
Finish Polished
Hub Bearing Type Sealed Cartridge

VO Enterprise 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. 

The Enterprise rims weigh around 450g. The 22mm outside width and 16.3mm inside width is ideal for tires 25mm -  38mm. ERD is 615mm. We paid a little more for stainless eyelets and a lot more for a high polish non-anodized finish. We kept the graphics down to an absolute minimum; there is a simple VO sticker for identity. The 27 x 1 1/4" PBP rim is offered in 36  hole versions only. 

  • Intended Tire Size: 25-38mm
  • External Width: 22mm
  • Internal Width: 16.3mm
  • ERD: 700c: 605.2mm | 27": 612.7mm
  • Weight: 700c: 530g | 27": 540g
  • Drilling: 700c: 32 or 36 holes | 27": 36 holes only
  • Tubeless Compatibility: Not tubeless compatible