Parcours has introduced a new gravel specific wheelset called the Alta 650B, a versatile offering for those gravel grinders seeking a “one wheel” solution for their gravel bike.
According to the British brand, the 650B rim allows the support of wider gravel tires for greater grip and comfort without sacrificing clearance, while the lower pressure required for 650B tires also eliminates the need for the bead hook like on a road wheel, allowing for a lighter, stronger and more aerodynamic wheel profile. Moreover, the Alta 650B is built with a hookless rim to offer a more robust design that’s well suited for the most animated of off-road pursuits.
Additionally, the Alta 650B wheelset builds upon Parcours’ proven aerodynamic profile into a wide carbon rim, boasting a 35mm rim depth for speed and efficiency, alongside a wide internal rim width of 25mm. This allows the wheelset to work with the most aggressive gravel tires to help maximize comfort and traction over the toughest of terrains.
Built with 24 spokes in both the front and rear, along with high-grade EZO cartridge bearings fitted for 12mm thru-axles, the Alta 650B provides a strong and stiff base for all riding conditions. And, despite its solid build, the wheelset tips the scales at an impressive 1,360g.
Dov Tate, founder of Parcours says, “we’ve launched the new Alta 650B to allow our riders to ride further than they’ve been before. It’s versatile nature encompasses the spirit of gravel riding, go anywhere and everywhere and enjoy yourself while you do it!”
Ultra-endurance cyclist, Chris Hall, adds, “having truly tested out the 700c Alta wheels cycling across Australia and then in Morocco on the Atlas Mountain Race the first thing I said to Dov at Parcours was ‘when’s the 650B option coming?’ It became clear to me that having an offering which allows you to have a much greater volume of tyre for super technical terrain in countries such as Morocco was a no brainer but also would offer so much versatility to how far you could take your bike on your weekend ride.”
To learn more about the new Alta 650B wheelset, you can visit Parcours.cc
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