Reynolds Assault T wheels review

Deep-section carbon clinchers

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £899.99 RRP | USD $1,400.00
Reynolds Assault T wheels

Our review

Competent but unexceptional wheels with a great price tag
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Reynolds have brought out a tubular version of their well-respected Assault wheels. Not only are they lighter than the Assault clinchers, they’re also £50 cheaper.

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The 46mm-deep flat-sided rims provide an aerodynamic advantage over shallower ones, but aren’t as fast as the advanced bulged or toroidal profiles from other manufacturers. They also catch side winds more.

Rather than bladed DT Swiss spokes, Reynolds have used different grades of carbon and a less intricate lay-up within and around the rim. This cuts the price and only slightly increases weight.

A scrim layer on the braking track lengthens rim life and gives powerful, consistent braking. Unfortunately, it doesn’t hold high speeds as well as more expensive hoops do.

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During steady efforts at lower speeds, these weaknesses were less noticeable.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Assault T Wheels (10)
Brand Reynolds

Description Hubs: Reynolds Specific Design
Weight (g) 1330
Front Rim Profile 46
No of Holes (Front) 20
No of Holes (Rear) 24
Rear Rim Profile 46