Reynolds Assault T Tubular Wheelset - $1,675.00

While 'fast' can be construed in measurements of absolution, 'speed' finds itself to be more of a subjective term. What is speed' Is it a speedy acceleration' Or is it holding top-line velocity with ease' Where does weight come into play' Stiffness' As you can see, there're many variables at play simply defining speed, let alone engineering it. Lucky for you, though, Reynolds has been in the business of racing for some time, and its Assault T Tubular Wheelset is one its fastest all-rounders. 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 1265 grams. This places them just around 65 grams over the Reynolds Forty Six, 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 65 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. - $1,675.00

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