Grand Cru PBP Rear Wheel (High Flange Freewheel Hub 27", 126mm)
Grand Cru High Flange Freewheel Rear Hub laced to a 27" 36-hole VO PBP rim with DT Swiss spokes. 126mm rear spacing. This is the perfect wheel for those refurbishing older frames that use 27" wheels.
Finding a high-flange freewheel hub that is both high quality and affordable isn't easy to do these days, and it's even harder to find one in 126mm spacing for older frames. Our Grand Cru freewheel hub fills that gap perfectly. The hubshell is cold forged and CNC'd, while the high polish clear anodized finish will hold up to even the worst weather. The bearings are the same high tolerance Japanese bearings you'll find in hubs that cost more than twice as much. The Grand Cru logo is stamped into the hubshell - not laser etched - giving it a classic and durable aesthetic. The quick release is included; the hub accepts standard English thread freewheels.
The PBP rim's doublewall construction adds a bit of weight as compared to singlewall (or open box) rims, but we feel a classic doublewall box design is far superior in terms of overall strength, load capacity, and impact resistance, particularly with modern aluminum alloys. The 19mm outside width and 13.2mm inside width is ideal for tires up to 1 1/4". We paid a little more for stainless eyelets and a lot more for a high polish non-anodized finish. We kept the graphics down to an absolute minimum; there is a simple VO sticker for identity.
Note: this is an oversized item, so our free shipping promotion does not apply. But your shipping cost will never exceed $22 for orders to the contiguous US. Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, military addresses, and overseas will be quoted separately. Due to size restrictions, we can't send wheels to certain countries (at least not at reasonable cost).