Velocite RT50 carbon Road Tubeless wheels with Hutchinson Fusion 3 tires

The wheels look great with the tires on. The width of the Hutchinson Fusion 3 is spot on at 23mm so they fit just about flush with the braking surface and complete the elliptical airfoil shape of the rims.

The tires went on with a bit of drama, but soapy water helped a great deal and so did vigorous pumping to seat the bead into the deeper than usual road tubeless tire interface on the rim.

 

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The completed wheels look and feel very solid. We’ll let them stretch and settle overnight before adding the sealant and completing the assembly. I expect the happy customer to have to do all of this again on this wheelset sometime well into 2014… there should be no punctures or any other issues – even with the sealant as the environment is rather humid here and that will slow down the drying out of the sealant.