Grand Cru Diagonale Rear Wheel (Disc Touring Hub, 135mm, 700c)
Grand Cru Disc Rear Touring Hub laced to 700c VO Diagonale rim with DT Swiss spokes. 36 hole, 135mm frame spacing.
The Grand Cru Touring Hub is designed for long distance riding and heavy loads. The sturdy hub shell is our own design. It boasts a large-flange hub with room for four identical and rather large cartridge bearings. We use very high quality Japanese bearings of a common size and relatively easily replaced if they ever do wear out.
The axle is hollow and oversized. There are three pawls with sturdy springs. The hub fits up to a 10-speed cassette; you can fit a 7-speed cassette by adding a 4.5mm spacer. The VO enclosed-cam quick release skewer is included. Hub accepts 6 bolt rotors. You have a choice of steel, alloy, or Campagnolo freehub body.
A video showing how to disassemble the Grand Cru hub for field servicing without tools can be found here.
The Diagonale rim fits tires between 32mm and 45mm. You can guess that these are very strong rims suitable for loaded touring as well as commuting.
Diagonales are triple box section rims; they are made from aluminum alloy that is highly polished. The eyelets are stainless steel. Outside width is 25mm. Weigh of 1330g includes skewer and steel freehub body.
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).