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.
HED 650b rim: https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/components/rims/hed-belgium-plus-650b-rims/
Thanks, @valvejob! Just added.
Lacing up a set of 650b Velocity A23s and I measure 568 ERD on both rims, multiple measurements. Significantly different from what Velocity lists.
Araya makes the TX-310F, but apart from ordering direct from Cycles Grand Bois, I’m not sure of availability in the States: http://www.cyclesgrandbois.com/SHOP/ARAYA_TX-310F650.html
ThermionicScott. Thank you for this. I’ll add it to the table!
Thanks for this table – it’s how I came across the TX-310F & I’ve been really pleased with them.
I measure the ERD to a smidge over 573mm to the top of the nipple head. That measure should cover any variance in the depth of nipple shoulder etc
I got mine from Grand Bois, but they’re out now. 8,000Y at Alex Cycles by the looks of it.
Thanks again to both of you – still a great resource years later
I recently learned of a few more: The Ryde 421 is available in 650B (https://www.ryde.nl/zac-421) as well as the Soma El Nino Rain Rim (http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/el-nino-24-rain-rim-700c-and-650b). Alexrims offers the DM18 (http://www.alexrims.com/products/dm18/) and X2200 (http://www.alexrims.com/products/x2200/) in 650B, but I’m not sure of availability in the latter.
Excellent! I will add these soon.
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.
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)
SJS (91-93 St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 5HX, GB)
has 4 different Thorn 19-584 rims, silver and black for rim brake!
None of these seem to be available in Australia.
Has anyone been able to find some?
FYI, the weinmann zac-19 is 477g.
Here are more rims with a focus on availability in the EU:
Kinlin XR31T – 415g
Sellax (sella-berolinum.de) – 460g
Alexrims EN24 (= Thorn?) – 480g
Kinlin XM25T – 490g
Remerx Hit – 512g
Mach1 ER10 – 520g
Remerx L719 – 530g
Halo SAS and T2 rims as well.
Thank you! I will get this into the table soon!
I think the HED Belgium Plus in 650B has been discontinued.
Table could use a little better formatting to display without scrolling, if you get a chance.