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Sept. 7, 2020, 9:23 p.m. -  Andrew Major

So, obviously, the Dually rims look freakin' gorgeous in high polish and automatically win any competition there. Both rims have angled drilling for the spoke bed so I'd say they're equally nice to build. I don't have any science to back this up but I'd say from the types of dents I've put in the rims that the Velocity uses a bit softer alloy _or_ the construction of their bead hook is a bit more prone to denting.  I wouldn't say I struggled to air up my Dually rims, or my wife's Dually rims, tubeless but the WTB certainly popped on with less fuss so for the few rider's I received messages from who couldn't make the Dually rims tubeless for whatever reason the KOM would absolutely be the better choice.  I love that the Velocity is made in North America. I wish more products were and I love to support that for my own purchases when it makes sense (hence my wife also running Dually rims). The premium to buy an apples to apples Dually (ano black v. ano black) is 50 USD per rim over the KOM. It's still not huge money (100 USD over a wheel build) especially compared to the cost of carbon but it's not justifiable solely on performance. So that made in NA factor is going to be a key in any rider's decision to purchase Velocity I think.  Helpful?

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