Under Test: Tubus Vega & Tara Racks

GRAVELBIKE.com Tubus Vega rack gravel grinder steel Specialized AWOL Comp

Here at GRAVELBIKE, we’re big fans of standalone bikepacking bags. Sometimes, though, a conventional rack-and-pannier combo is a better solution. Ortlieb offers some of the most bombproof racks around, and we chose their Vega Evo and Tara models to test the load-carrying capabilities of Specialized’s AWOL Comp bicycle.

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Under Test: Velocity Blunt SS Wheelset

Wider doesn’t have to mean heavier thanks to Velocity’s Blunt SS wheelset. The 425g US-made (29″) rims feature shorter, thicker sidewalls for improved durability when paired with low pressure, tubeless tires. The company’s sealed bearing hubs are compatible with standard quick-releases and thru-axles, and freehubs are available for Shimano/SRAM 10/11, Campagnolo 11, or SRAM XX1 cassettes.

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