Reynolds Solitude wheelsets - clincher

3.59/5 (37 Reviews)
MSRP : $575.00

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Reynolds Solitude Wheelset - (0x983a2220)

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dom a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2014

Strengths:    Light for the price

Weaknesses:    Poor quality spoke nipples: breakages on a 73kg rider and spokes seized in nipples

Bottom Line:   
Got these as stock on my bike.
I have had 2 spoke nipples fracture on the back and 2 on the front after around 6500km. OK I have ridden them a fair way but I have never had these issues with other wheels at similar mileage. Just decided to replace all 20 nipples on the front wheel after the 2nd nipple fractured - NOT something I want on my front wheel!
When I tried to replace, 5 of the spokes had seized solid in the nipples so I will need to cut them and replace the spokes too...but at least the wheel will be more reliable for another 3000km after which they'll be replaced with a better wheelset.
Overall the wheels are OK but for a rider at my weight to be breaking things I feel they are too weak & I wouldn't buy again.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kyle palmer

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2014

Strengths:    cheap price

Weaknesses:    cheap wheels,noisy,spokes break!

Bottom Line:   
Bought a new Masi carbon bike and these wheels came with it,they are noisy and you feel every bump and now at 1500 miles,spokes are breaking and nipples are coming loose,possibly need brass nipples but even then it probably won't help,they can't be trued up,very disappointing,save your money and buy Mavic's,my LBS said I create a lot of torque because I am very strong.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Moon a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2014

Strengths:    Decent price, I got them on sale for around $300.

Weaknesses:    Lateral stiffness and dampening is a little less than desired. You can feel every bump in the road.

Bottom Line:   
These are good training wheels and can be raced on if needed. The bearings feel good and roll smoothly. Probability not get these for the MSRP, but the price I got them for made it worthwhile. Only put a out 1000 mi and like them so far, like not love.

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Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Performancebike

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ksyrium, Fulcrum Racing 7, Ritchey Protocol, Mavic Cosmo, Zipp 303.

Bike Setup:   Focus Izalco with Shamano Ultegra

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bill W

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2013

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Cheap

Bottom Line:   
I ride 125 - 200 miles a week. Commute 35 miles roundtrip to work and long rides on the weekend. I bought these from competitive cyclist earlier this year to replace a 10 year old set of bontrager race lites that cracked where the spokes enter the rim. Initially they seemed fine. Nothing to brag about, but no issues either. At about 1200 miles the rear wheel went out of true. At about 1500 miles I broke a spoke 5 revolutions into my commute home. After my LBS replaced spoke they informed me that a good portion of the spokes had seized up and that if I had any other issues, they probably couldn't fix it. This is unacceptable.

I called competitive cyclist. Their reps were very helpful. Sounds like a lot of people have been having issues with these wheels. The guy I spoke with was not surprised at all. He also referred to this wheelset as "total junk." They took the wheels back and got me a deal on some mavic ksyrium elites. I am much happier now.

These are probably a good deal for a recreational rider, but folks who can transfer real power are going to destroy these.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Menius a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2013

Strengths:    Light; Fast; Durable; Value

Weaknesses:    None to date

Bottom Line:   
Purchased these to replace stock wheelset and they have been excellent with no surprises. I weigh 185# and have approximately 1k miles on them so far over varied county roads ranging from very smooth to very rough. They are as true today as when removed from the box. Excellent product.

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Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Mavic; Shimano

Bike Setup:   2013 Felt Z85; 105; FSA Omega; Michelin Race 3

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