Sneak Peek: New Reynolds Assault Tubular Disc, Plus 2015 Attack & 46 Aero Disc Brake Road Wheels
Reynolds has been on a steady march toward a complete line of disc brake road wheels, starting with the Assault SLG clincher disc and their alloy Stratus Pro models.
Now, the Assault SLG Disc tubular follows the standard rim-brake set announced at Eurobike. This is still a 2014 model, look for it in late May/early June. If you wanna see what’s coming for next year, roll on…
For 2015, the 46 Aero Clincher will get a disc specific rim and build. These are early prototypes, so that decal will be replaced with their inkjet graphics for a cleaner look and lighter weights. Specs aren’t disclosed, but the rim dimensions will presumably be the same as the standard 46 Aero clinchers. Details are sparse about what changes are made to the rims to make them disc specific, but we’ve asked. Updates if we get any. (UPDATE: We got updates!)
UPDATE: For the carbon disc rims, material was moved from the brake track toward the spoke bed. With all disc brake wheels, they’re getting 24/24 2-cross lacing front and rear, so they wanted to reinforce the spoke holes and nipple beds a bit more. Across the board, Reynolds’ rep says there’s an average of just 5g weight savings per rim. For now they’re using a 6-bolt rotor mounting standard, but CenterLock hubs could be an option in the not too distant future.
The Attack SLG will also get a disc brake ready clincher version for 2015. Both of these will be officially unveiled around Eurobike.