If you are thinking about cyclocross in July you should also be thinking about Velocity’s new cross specific tubular rim. The Major Tom was introduced late last year. Following in the mountain bike blazed path of wider rims are better. The 23mm wide profile tubular weighs 432gr and was made to stand up to the rigors of cyclocross. This rim is not a narrow road bike rim you are gluing a cross tire to. The the wider profile provides a bigger gluing surface and helps to support the tire giving it a more natural shape which results in better traction. Available in 24-36 hole and any color as long as it’s black.