Eurobike 2011: Reynolds get serious about disc brakes for cyclo-cross

New Assault CX is based on carbon aero road wheel

We’ve been waiting a while for one of the major manufacturers to offer a top-flight, off-the-peg, disc-brake-specific cyclo-cross wheelset, and it’s Reynolds who've shown their hand first. The Assault CX is based around their top-rated Assault road wheel with its 46mm-deep full-carbon rim.

This is matched to a disc-specific Reynolds hub with 24 DT Revolution spokes laced in a two-cross pattern. The Assault CX doesn't have a confirmed price yet but we expect it to be similar to that of the road variant. Weight-wise, the new hoops come in at a very respectable 1,716g a pair for the clincher versions  or 1,496g for tubular. Both are compatible with six-bolt rotors but retain their standard braketrack. A non-disc version will also be available.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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