Chances are pretty good that if you’re on board with the road disc concept, you may also be a fan of road tubeless. Thanks to more road disc bikes popping up on a regular basis, Velocity is entering the market with their first disc specific road rim, the all new Aileron. Built as a tubeless compatible aluminum rim with a nice wide, aero profile, the Aileron looks like it will help you go fast while stopping on a dime.
The rim itself is very wide at 25mm external and an internal width of 20mm. To add to the aerodynamics the rim is 28mm deep, and carries a claimed weight of 480g. Using Velocity’s 24mm velotape, the rims can be set up tubeless which should work very well with the rim’s wider profile. The 25mm tire on display filled out really well on the rim, which makes us think 28s would be awesome on the Aileron.
Offered in 24, 28, and 32 hole drillings, the US-made rims will retail for $126.99 in black or polished. The polished may be a bit blingy for some, but it looks really good in person. Ailerons will also be available in complete wheel builds with 24 Sapim Cx-ray or Dt Swiss Competition spokes and the new convertible disc rear hub (135mm or 142) with 11 speed compatibility and the light weight disc or convertible disc front to match just about any axle configuration.