Reynolds Sixty Six T Tubular Wheelset - $2,400.00

It's easy to lose perspective while your mind is spinning in the realm of carbon. Sure, edgy- and clever-named companies hog the spotlight, but while those engineering houses might develop a novel idea once in a while, Reynolds has been innovating carbon fiber products for decades. Case in point is the new Sixty Six T Tubular Wheelset. With a peerless overall weight and an aerodynamic advantage, the Sixty Six is the wheel of choice for any parcours that demand speed. In fact, in terms of weight, the Sixty Six tips the scales around a mere 1425 grams. And when compared to comparable tubular rim depths, the Sixty Six comes in lower than both the Zipp Firecrest 808 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 Sixt 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. - $2,400.00

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