Reynolds R27.5 AM review

Tough 650b hoops

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £499.99 RRP | AUD $2,199.00 | USD $625.00
Reynolds R27.5 AM

Our review

Solid first impressions from a decently priced wheelset
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The Reynolds AMs are new wheels but we’ve battered them round the rocks of Yorkshire and the super-harsh trails of Finale Ligure in Italy without any rim damage, warping or loss of spoke tension so far.

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The rims are wide enough to support any tyre well without feeling overly slow rolling, and tracking stiffness from the 28 straight-pull spokes is fine. They’re light for a broad rim setup, with quick engagement helping to create a rapid and responsive feel when fitted.

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Tubeless tape and valves are included, and inflation is easy, but the slightly loose fit means we’d be wary of burping at low pressures if you’re a real corner ripper. Pricing is OK considering a full range of axle adapters is provided, and the massive bearings have stayed smooth so far.

Product Specifications

Product

Name R27.5 AM (14)
Brand Reynolds

Description Rim: 23mm internal/28.5mm external. Options: QR/15/20mm F, QR135x10/135x12/142x12mm R. Freehub lag: 12°
Wheel Size 29 650B
Front Wheel Weight (kg) 760
Rear Wheel Weight 930