08.19.2009 - Velocity USA
is proud to announce the newest rim to join our line. The Pacenti 35 or
P35 will be available in late September of 2009, just in time for the
Interbike show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The P35 is named after its designer, frame builder and bicycle designer Kirk Pacenti, a
nineteen year veteran in the bicycle industry; widely recognized for
his work as a material supplier to the best custom framebuilders in the
US and his development of the 650b wheel size for mountain bike use.
P35 is designed for the cross country/all mountain rider craving a
laterally stiff yet weight conscious rim that is still tough enough for
the occasional Super D race. At 35mm wide the P35 gives you one of
the fattest footprints available which will float over the rough stuff
and give you more bite and greater tread use through the turns. All of
this and still weighing in at less than 600 grams in the 29er size! The
P35 is 22mm deep with an inside width of 29.5mm which will accommodate
a wide array of tire widths to cater to your riding preferences. In
addition the P35 was designed to easily accommodate a tubeless
P35 will be available in 26, 650b, and 29. 32 and 36 hole will be
available in all sizes, and 28 hole will be available in 26 black
only. We here at Velocity love giving you color options so you can
customize your bike. You will see all sizes in black, silver, white,
red and the very flashy antifreeze green. The decal bears the trusted
Velocity name and flaunts the signature of its designer Kirk Pacenti.
Together weve made the rim you have been waiting for, and we think you are really going to like it.
Outside Width: 35mm
Inside Width: 29.5mm
The P35 will be available through QBP, BTI, J&B and as always direct from Velocity USA.
What Kirk Pacenti had to say about the collaboration:Over
the last couple years I have developed a great working relationship
with Velocity USA. So when John Black asked me to take a look at a rim
they were considering for production I was happy to offer an opinion. We
discovered that the features we each wanted in a new rim were very
similar, so I offered John a couple rim designs I happened to be
working on, and we quickly settled on the P-35 design. Working
on the P-35 rim with Velocity USA has been an incredibly positive
experience for me; one that I hope to repeat in the near future with
them. I could not be more please with the way the P-35 turned out.
Velocity nailed the execution of my design. Their craftsmanship,
combined with the myriad of rim sizes, drillings, color and graphic
options come together to create products that are second to none in our
- Kirk Pacenti