The wheels shown on this page are the classic French "650 B" size, also known as 26 x 1 1/2 (note, that's a fraction, not a decimal.)
This size is seen on classic French touring bikes and tandems, and is also being revived with brands such as Saluki and Bleriot.
This wheel size is also often useful for upgrading harsh-riding racing bikes so that they can use wider, more comfortable tires.
This is a high quality wheel set! Shimano Deore 8-/9-/10-speed hubs laced into Velocity Synergy Double-wall rims with 36 DT Competition 2.0/1.8 mm stainless steel spokes. Silver/Silver.
The rear wheel features an Asymmetrical (reduces dish for a stronger wheel) rim. Deore hubs use 135 mm spacing
Wheels hand-built by Harris Cyclery
We build custom wheels, with care and attention to detail.
Internal Gear wheels are listed on our Internal-Gear Page
Fixed gear wheels are listed on our Fixed Gear Page
Singlespeed wheels are listed on our Singlespeed Page
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