Reynolds Assault C Clincher Wheelset - $1,775.00

You simply can't beat the reliability and practicality of clinchers. However, until recent years, the argument could have been made that carbon clinchers didn't embody these characteristics whatsoever. But, with its Assault C Clincher Wheelset, Reynolds has addressed and solved the common issues of poor braking, high weights, and flexiness. Now, the Assault Cs deliver carbon clinchers that actually stop without the worry of overheating, offer a competitive weight classification, and rigidity levels on par with nearly any tubular wheel. Sitting near the top of its 'Performance' line, Reynolds constructed the Assault's rim from its PR3 Hybrid Carbon. As a result, the wheels tip the scales around a feathery 1465 grams. This places them just around 20 grams over the Reynolds Forty Six clinchers, however, both wheels share a nearly identical mold, measuring out to a maximum width of 20.8mm and a rim depth of 46mm. So, while aerodynamics and stability rank rather evenly, the ride characteristics differ in response to the Assault's slightly heavier carbon layup, although the Assault still features an impressive stiffness-to-weight ratio. Additionally, you'll find that the Assault controls price by opting for Reynolds Racing hubs over DT Swiss, and DT Swiss Revolution spokes instead of DT Aerolites. But, the 20 gram differential adds little to the rotational weight department. So, the wheels still roll up to speed quickly, and demand less user-force to keep them there when compared to weightier carbon clinchers. And while the two wheels are differentiated by a few variables, both wheels are constructed with the same proprietary carbon technology, only varying in the layup. The recipe consists of three technologies -- Hybrid Modulus Laminate (HLM), Variable Resin Chemistry (VRC), and Inert Gas Compaction (IGC). Basically, these three systems work harmoniously to construct the Assault. HLM is a method used to assign specific carbons and layups at different points of the rim. - $1,775.00