Just In: Reynolds Cycling SDV66 T road wheels

We've got high hopes for these slippery wheels

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)

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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