The State of 650B Rim Brake Compatible Rims

What are the rim brake compatible (non-disc) 650B rims these days? Below is a table of options. Most are made by Velocity (including the below offerings from Pacenti and Soma). I hope this is useful for all of the dozens (literally dozens) of readers!

Measurements above are given in millimeters and grams. Pricing may vary, prices given above are base prices from the Interwebs. Some of the polished Velocity rims are $30 more. Specs subject to change. I try to get this right, but am held harmless in the event of error. Should an error occur, please notify me.

If I’ve missed anything or if you can fill in the gaps above, please leave a comment and I’ll incorporate it into the table.

13 comments

  1. Was thinking of this blog the other day and had some notes to add:
    Velo-Orange Voyager: https://velo-orange.com/collections/rims/products/voyager-rim?variant=14408204386353
    Mach1 MX: http://www.mach1.fr/en/rims/mx-52 and ER-10: http://www.mach1.fr/en/rims/er-10-145

    The Velocity Twin Hollow is listed as discontinued on their store and no longer appears on the main list: http://store.velocityusa.com/p/twin-hollow-650b Their store shows that they still have Synergy rims in 40h, BTW. Although I’m sure it’s leftover stock.

    Thanks for maintaining this list! Things are looking better for rim-brake 650B than one would expect at this point.

  2. Fantastic list, thanks very much! Stumbling across this led me to the Araya TX-310F, and managed to source a pair from Japan. For reference, I’ve measured the ERD to be 571mm, measured to the bottom of Sapim Polyaxs’ nipple slot (or ~573.5 to nipple top)

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