Formed in June 09, Here Come the Belgians is a non-elite anti-team celebrating all things cross, cobbled and Belgian.
Seeking a different experience to the traditional cycling club, its aim is to harness the energy of a vibrant internet cycling community with grass roots racing and riding based around Cyclocross and Spring Classics. There is no race programme in the style of a racing team, more a collection of individual experiences through rides and racing, in whatever location a member may be, that all can share in and contribute toward.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Velocity MajorTom wheelset

As some Belgians may be aware I am about to launch a small business hand building wheels based in Brighton. One of our recent builds was a set of Velocity Major Tom cyclo cross wheels. These rims have been specifically designed for cyclo cross with a wider rim to provide more surface area to stick the tubular to and consequently less chance of tub roll off. The pair pictured were built using the Hope Mono Road 3 hub in red and Sapim CX Ray spokes in black and weigh 1553g. We delivered them to Rory who races the Junior National Series and he said they were "noticeably lighter and stiffer". The Velocity Major Tom has attracted quite a bit of interest already and when we launch the full site early next week you will be able to see them in different build options in the cart. I also plan to have a pair made for testing / evaluation so let me know if you are interested. You can find the blog at and see us in our full glory in a week or so.

Best, Jonathan @ Strada Hand Built Wheels


  1. Awesome Jon, and good luck with it!

    I need some new wheels for Flanders in April...

  2. Have brand new tubs ready and stretching as we speak...... :-) Happy to be a test mule.

  3. I think I need to understand hand built vs factory wheels better and of course it wouldnt hurt to go tubs next season :D

  4. I think you made a great choice in bike and shop.

    Velocity Wheels