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.