Reynolds Sixty Six C Clincher Wheelset - $2,500.00

We're not sure if it falls under forgotten lore, but Reynolds created the first carbon clincher wheelset. And while it's had to rough out the problematic learning curve of carbon clincher design like everyone else, the days of weak braking power and poor aerodynamics are over. With the Sixty Six C Clincher Wheelset, Reynolds has created a true rival to the tubular. So, you'd better give your local mechanics their holiday tip now, because they won't be gluing on your tubulars anymore. In fact, in terms of weight, the Sixty Six tips the scales around 1620 grams. And when compared to comparable clincher rim depths, the Sixty Six comes in at a weight close to both the Zipp Firecrest 404 and Enve SES 6.7s. How was it done' With Reynolds' CR6 Hybrid Carbon, of course. This is the same carbon fiber found in the Aero line of wheels. It's used in both lines because it allows a high level of torsional and lateral rigidity without the detriment of stacking grams. And for the Aero line, its light weight and high tensile strength keeps the weight of a 26.2mm wide rim down. So, when used on the Sixty Six's maximum width of 20.8mm and a rim depth of 66mm, rotational weight becomes almost negligible. So, it can be asserted that while the Sixty Six's aerodynamics play a vital role in its design, it hasn't undergone the same extensive DET tunnel-testing as the Aero series. However, like the RZR 46, the Sixty Six has received Reynolds' Swirl Lip Generator (SLG) technology. It's easy to miss, but the leading edge of the rim features a 0.9mm lip in order to widen it near the spoke face. Accordingly, this minimizes pressure drag by reducing side forces on the rim, which reduces drag by 20% at a yaw angle of ten degrees. So with aerodynamics out of the way, Reynolds turned its attention to the paramount task of engineering responsiveness. And along these lines, you'll find that the wheels roll up to speed quickly, and demand less user-force to keep them there. - $2,500.00