The Voyager Rim is a highly polished, tubeless-compatible, box section rim that is designed to suit the needs of even the most discerning tourer, randonneur, and commuter. With stainless steel eyelets and double-wall construction, the Voyager Rim can accept tires ranging from 38mm to 2.4" and is available in 26", 650b/27.5", and 700c/29er.
- Intended Tire Size: 38mm-2.4"
- External Width: 27mm
- Internal Width: 22.1mm
- ERD: 26": 541.7mm | 650b: 565mm | 700c: 601.4mm
- Weight: 26": 576g | 650b: 597g | 700c: 638g
- Drilling: 32 and 36 holes
- Tubeless Compatibility: Tubeless compatible. Folding bead only.
- Brake Compatibility: Rim and Disc
We recommend 110 kgf for these rims. You should try not to exceed 115 kgf. Due to the careful tolerances in construction, we recommend only using folding bead tires.
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These rims are great! I've built a set of 26" and 650b versions for different projects and both laced up true and round without issue. They've been holding up well to loaded touring on rough terrain.
My only gripe is that they don't offer a machined sidewall version for folks running rim brakes still. So I hit the sidewalls with a bit of medium coarse sand paper to give a bit of bite for my cantilever rim brakes, and I'm happy with the results even in the wet.
I've had a set of the old VO 650b Diagonale rims on my commuter for the last 8 years of daily NYC riding and they're still going strong. These are significantly more substantial feeling, so I've got no doubt they'll last forever.
Great work VO!
I wanted to write a review after a flawless first attempt at tubeless, and I think these rims have a lot to do with it.
I bought a pair of 700c/29er voyager rims for off road touring, and general go everywhere use. They aren't the widest rim (23mm internal) but after a lot of thought, this is actually perfect for the 2.2" I'll typically run, with an option of going down to 40 or 45mm to commute if I get a 2nd wheelset for 27.5" 3" plus use.
I bought Vittoria Terreno Dry to go with it, and started with tubes for the last month or two. But I kept getting flats in my front tyre (3 in 6 weeks!) due to tiny flecks of glass puncturing the tube. I bought some WTB valve stems and some orange sealant. I took the tube out, left one tyre bead seated, levered the other bead back on, and started pumping with a normal floor pump. To my surprise the tyre inflated normally, and with a couple of crinks and foomps the other bead seated. It stayed up for half an hour but slowly lost some air (mind you these tyres had already had micro punctures) I took out the valve core and poured in 100ml of orange sealant. Pumped up again, and road to work and back without problems, and pressure is still perfect this evening!
These rims are lovely to behold. Not much (or anything) like them. Not in 26" anyway. The only other rim (that I know of) that compares is the Velocity Cliffhanger and to get a polished rim they are significantly more expensive. Got these to build a set of wheels for my vintage Bridgestone MB-1 turned loaded touring rig. Wanted a rim brake / tubeless compatible/ wide and strong 26" rim that looked as nice as my hubs. Check. Check. Check. Check. The rims built up very well and set up tubeless super easy with my Rene Herse Rat Trap Pass tires. Quick delivery and well packaged. Thanks VO!!!
Ordered one pair for a customer, one for myself, super excellent Polish, set up super well tubeless with panaracer tires, will purchase again
The rims came properly packaged and protected. I had to wait on spokes and brakes to complete the wheels.
The frame is a 1981 Mercian Audax built to my measurements, first built up in 1982. I cold set the rear triangle from 120 to 130 mm in 2010 and fit 700C wheels with Campagnolo Chorus hubs and Deep Vee Rims. Those wheels will go on another bike. A Centaur 10 speed13-29 cassette, Campagnolo Triple (30-42-53) and derailleurs completed that conversion. I added braze-ons before a repaint in 2013 and converted to brifters.
I like the classic aluminum look of the Chorus hubs and found NOS ones for this build. The 42 mm tires have only 2-3 mm clearance in the chain stays. but that will work. I think the results are much in line with Velo-Oranges take on bikes. The imperfect roads are not such a pain in the derriere, now.