Velocity U.S.A. made an official announcement today concerning the “Blunt SL” rim, and wheel sets using the new “race day” rim. Twenty Nine Inches is slated to test a Blunt SL Comp wheel set soon, so stay tuned for that. Until then, here is the official press release from Velocity.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: VELOCITY RELEASES XC RACE DAY RIM AND WHEELSET, BLUNT SL

(Grand Rapids, MI) Designed to be lighter, stronger, and faster. Velocity is proud to announce its newest rim, the Blunt SL. Bringing together the proven success and technology of the P35 and Blunt rims, Velocity has developed a new tubeless ready race day rim that weighs in at 420 grams in the 29”/700c platform. The Blunt SL can easily be made tubeless using Velocity’s Velotape kit. In addition to rims, Blunt SL Pro and Comp wheelsets are available. Each wheel is handbuilt by The Wheel Department at Velocity, which can custom build to rider’s specifications. Detailed information can be found at www.velocityusa.com. The Velocity Blunt SL rims and wheelsets are available through any local bike shop or from Velocity’s online store.

Velocity Blunt SL rims are available in 26”, 650b or 29” sizes, in black, silver or white color with 28, 32 or 36 hole drilling. MSRP $84.99

Velocity Blunt SL Pro wheelsets:

[28 hole Velocity Lightweight ATB disc hubs, front (2x/radial) and rear (2x) with Sapim CX Ray spokes, alloy nipples]

- 26” (559) – 1,475 grams

- 650b – 1,525 grams

- 29”/700c – 1,575 grams

MSRP $799.99

Velocity Blunt SL Comp wheelsets:

[32 hole Velocity Lightweight ATB disc hubs, front (3x/radial) and rear (3x) with DT Swiss Competition spokes, brass nipples]

- 26” (559) – 1,675 grams

- 650b – 1,725 grams

- 29”/700c – 1,775 grams

MSRP $549.99