Looking to build on the success of their P35 and Blunt rims, Velocity recently announced their newest rim, the Blunt SL. In addition to the rim, Velocity will also be offering two complete wheelsets with the Pro and Comp models. Everything will be available in both 26″, 650b,  and 29″ versions and all will be tubeless ready with the addition of Velocity’s Velotape kit. The end result looks to be a fairly light “XC race day” wheelset that won’t break the bank.

Check out the full specs after the break!

From Velocity:
(Grand Rapids, MI) Designed to be lighter, stronger, 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


  1. The 650b option is nice to see for people who ride 650b. Judging by the specs and pricing, I’m guessing that they expect the MSRP to be discounted to compete with Stan’s wheels.

  2. How do Blunt SL Pro’s compare to the Stan’s NoTubes ZTR Crest? Is the technology really worth the extra $300 MSRP?

What do you think?