Reynolds Thirty Two C Clincher Wheelset - $2,300.00

Let's face it, in the wide world of wheels, speed and weight are inextricably linked. Perhaps 1300g disc wheels provide us with a false hope that aerodynamics will someday trump all, but in race with more vertical gain than kilometers, you need a wheelset around that weight, not a single wheel. Lucky for you, the Reynolds Thirty Two C Clincher Wheelset tips the scales a little over 1300 grams, features a top-shelf carbon fiber composition, and solves the age-old carbon clincher ailment of sketchy braking. It's time to attack the mountains. Comparing the Thirty Two to any other Reynolds wheels is a bit like comparing apples-to-oranges. In fact, tipping the scales around a respectable 1330 grams, the Thirty Two sits in the top five of Reynolds' lightest wheels and is its lightest clincher by far. 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 Thirty Two's maximum width of 20.8mm and a rim depth of 32mm, rotational weight becomes almost negligible. So, it can be asserted that while the Thirty Two'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 Thirty Two 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, leaving room for responsiveness and weight to be the paramount characteristics of the Thirty Two. And along these lines, you'll find that the wheels roll up to speed quickly, and demand less user-force to keep them there. - $2,300.00

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