Reynolds Strike C Wheelset - Clincher - $1,800.00

The Reynolds Strike C Clincher Wheelset tells you exactly what its intentions are with its name -- to strike. Its carbon fiber construction lends itself directly to high levels of responsiveness, while its deep 66mm profile aids in minimizing drag. So, whether you're aiming to quickly cover ground in Zone 3, or the time has come to jump off of the front, the Strike C aid your objective with sheer speed and reactivity. As a deeper version of the Reynolds Assault, which is a slightly heavier version of the Forty Six, the Strike's rim was also constructed from its PR3 Hybrid Carbon. As a result, the wheels tip the scales around a respectable 1680 grams. This places them just around 6 grams over the Reynolds Sixty Six clinchers, however, both wheels share a nearly identical mold, measuring out to a maximum width of 20.8mm and a rim depth of 66mm. So, while aerodynamics and stability rank rather evenly, the ride characteristics differ in response to the Strike's slightly heavier carbon layup, although the Strike still features an impressive and improved stiffness-to-weight ratio. Additionally, you'll find that the Strike 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 Strike. HLM is a method used to assign specific carbons and layups at different points of the rim. - $1,800.00