Want the lightweight and responsive ride of carbon fiber rims but don’t wanna shell out a year’s worth of your cycling allowance?
Reynold’s new R2 road wheels offer both a clincher and tubular 32mm deep rim in full carbon for just $1,000 per set. They’re’ built with the same hub as their Solitude wheels but in Silver. R2 tubulars are 1142g, clinchers are 1486g. They use traditional J-bend spokes, so repairs should be fairly economical, too. What do you give up for this price? Looks like the rims miss out on their CTg brake track that helps reduce temperature build up, but they still come with their CryoBlue brake pads. They’re aimed at enthusiast riders that want an upgrade in the ballpark price of high end alloy wheels.
Hit more for a closeup of the clincher rim and a pic of the now-available deeper RZR92, which claims to be the fastest wheel ever tested…
The RZR92 made its preproduction debut at Interbike last year, and now it’s finally avaiable. Reynolds says the wheel has tested faster than any other wheel. During a 40K TT at giving a 22.8 second advantage over a competitor using 81mm front/disc rear wheels and a whopping 41.0 seconds over the poor schmuck using 81mm front/rear wheels. How fast you need to be going to realized these gains? Faster than you or I probably ride. They’re designed with time trials and triathletes in mind.