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Under Test: Salsa Vaya 650B Conversion Project

GRAVELBIKE.com gravel grinder monstercross Kenda Slant Six 650B

Kenda 650B Slant Six Pro tire installed on the author’s Salsa Vaya.

In an effort to make my Salsa Vaya even more dirt- and gravel-capable, I’m switching over to 650B (aka, 27.5) wheels. Shod with large knobbies (that’s a 2.1″ tire in the photo), the overall diameter of the wheels is about the same as with 700×28 tires.

Stay tuned…

Hoop Dreams

The new Pacenti SL23 rims arrived this week.  Weighing 450g, the 24mm-wide rims feature machined brake tracks (with wear indicators) and welded construction.  Our review samples were laced to White Industries T11 hubs by Ergott Wheels.  In between snow storms, I managed to snap a few pics of the complete wheels.  Stay tuned for a full review.