Reynolds Adds Disc Brake Cyclocross Wheels, Gives 135mm Rear Spacing
The rim is their Assault road rim, but it’s laced up 2-Cross 24 count front and rear for a little sturdier build. Rim depth is 46mm and it has a 20.8mm inside width. Because it’s the same rim, it can be run with rim brakes, too, letting you upgrade your wheels now without worrying about them being obsolete the next time you get a new frame.
Asked if the clinchers could be run tubeless, they quickly said “no”, then added that they know of people running them tubeless, but because they haven’t personally tested it, they can’t officially recommend it. Of course you’d have to find a tubeless valve stem long enough to extend through the rim.
Weights are 1496g for the tubulars and 1716g for the clincher. 135mm rear spacing, 9mm QR only. The front hub pictured here is simply missing the end caps. MSRP is $1,750 for the pair for both rim types.
Reynolds has been on a roll (pun intended) lately, introducing the $1000 R2 carbon rimmed wheels followed by this and some new mountain bike wheels we’ll post separately.