New Parcours Alta gravel wheel goes 650b, hookless and wide

Smaller hookless rim allows wider tyres for better handling on challenging terrain

Parcours Alta

British wheel brand Parcours has launched an all-new 650b version of its Alta gravel wheelset.

The new carbon 650b rim allows bigger gravel tyres for greater grip, extra comfort and faster handling without sacrificing clearance.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.