The new tubeless ready clincher Reynolds Strike SLG wheels.
Reynolds Cycling has lifted the lid on its 2015 offerings, including road tubeless and expanded road tubular and disc-brake lineups. These new hoops, along with the top-end BlackLabel carbon mountain wheels unveiled earlier this year, complete changes to the 2015 catalog. All the new wheels will be available starting in November.
The 2015 Performance Road Series, which includes the Attack, Assault and Strike models, will be offered as tubeless ready clinchers. And the 2015 Aero line will offer tubular versions of the 46 Aero, 58 Aero and 72 Aero, plus you can get disc-compatible versions of the 46 Aero (clincher only) and Attack.
Features of the Reynolds Performance line include low weights, wider rim widths in a variety of depths, and external nipples for easier maintenance. The new tubeless capability means lower rolling resistance, improved ride quality and fewer flats.
Meanwhile, Reynolds is on board with the road disc revolution, offering a number of distinct wheelsets. “Reynolds is leading the charge in road disc development,” said Reynolds product manager Todd Tanner. “It’s one of the most exciting emerging categories in road wheels—perhaps all of cycling. It opens the door for a flood of innovation.”
A wider 25mm rim depth is claimed to provide lower rolling resistance and a smoother ride (left). Hubs are Shimano, SRAM and Campy compatible (upper right). At 62mm, the Strike SLG is the deepest performance rim in the Reynolds line (lower right).
We’ll be spending more time with Reynolds at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas, and will provide additional details on these new wheelsets soon after. In the meantime, here’s a look at pricing for the complete 2015 Reynolds line.
This article is part of RoadBikeReviews’s coverage of the 2014 Eurobike trade show in Freidrichschafen, Germany. For more from Eurobike CLICK HERE.