My, how far Reynolds Cycling has come. Whereas a few years ago some might have even been surprised that Reynolds made something other than forks and frame tubes (the tubing is actually produced by a wholly different company), Reynolds Cycling now stands as one of the most recognisable high-end wheel manufacturers around (the giant logos certainly don’t hurt).
The SDV66 T is one of its latest models, offering 66mm-deep all-carbon tubular rims laced with DT Aerolite spokes to DT Swiss-made hubs. According to Reynolds, the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics)-recognised rim profile is among the slipperiest around. Internal nipples keep the aero profile even cleaner and require smaller holes for better durability, and the stringent build procedures promise to keep things running truer for longer, too.
Actual weight for our test pair is dead-on with manufacturer claims at an impressive 1370g per pair without skewers (630g front, 740g rear). Once we get our corresponding set of Continental Sprinter tubulars glued up and cured, it’s time for testing and we’ve got high hopes for these.
Price: US$2,200 (includes skewers, valve extenders and carbon-specific brake blocks)