9.18.2013

Booth #10066: Velocity USA and The Wheel Department at Interbike

It's that time of the year again where bike shop employees and industry veterans flock to Vegas where they will live off of free Clif Bar and Gu samples for three days. We'll be there starting Wednesday, the 18th, until the show ends Friday at booth #10066

Ryan, Jeff and Paul from The Wheel Department will be doing live wheelbuilds throughout the day. Find us on Facebook and Twitter and we'll try to keep you updated when we're doing demos. We were going to build a miniature shipping department for live shipping demos, complete with a miniature of our forklift, Alice, but we ran out of time. 

Here's a little preview of our setup for 2013: 



9.05.2013

Dually arrives at Velocity USA, next stop Interbike

Fresh from Florida, the new 45mm Dually rim has arrived at Velocity USA headquarters here in Grand Rapids, Mich. Right out of the box the rim impressed us, and impressed us even more when it weighed in at 669 grams, a bit below our original estimate. 

So far we've received a few 29" pairs in black anodized and mill finish which was sent out to be polished to a mirror shine. The Wheel Department went to work and we now have two sets built for Interbike, one in black anodized and the other in polished. Jeff and Alex built up the first couple of wheels and commented on how well the rim built, with even tension throughout the wheel.

Stop by Interbike booth #10066 and see them for yourself.

Austin checking out the first Dually, right  out of the box

Bound for Interbike 

Jeff Jacobi signs off on the first Dually build


9.03.2013

New video: August, featuring The Wheel Department


The Wheel Department in August from Velocity USA on Vimeo.

Austin has put together another killer video, this time featuring The Wheel Department and what goes into building a Velocity wheel.