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Anyone out there riding these Reynolds wheels?(12 posts)

Anyone out there riding these Reynolds wheels?the bull
Jan 20, 2004 4:34 AM
How do you like them?
What do you think?
http://www.reynoldscomposites.com/Stratus-DV.asp
re: Anyone out there riding these Reynolds wheels?RadicalRonPruitt
Jan 20, 2004 5:09 AM
They look worthy enough to place upon a Radical Ron Frameworks frame!
Check Pezcyclingnews.com for full tests and comment nmSpunout
Jan 20, 2004 6:01 AM
Does Pez ever *not* like any product reviewed? (nm)geeker
Jan 20, 2004 7:24 AM
re: Anyone out there riding these Reynolds wheels?No_sprint
Jan 20, 2004 7:38 AM
I'm not. You seen the price on those babies? I believe they are much like the old Lews. I think Reynolds bought out Lew. At any rate, I met up with a pro we all know several months ago at a race and asked him how he liked them. He said it's the best wheel he's ever ridden. Stiff, stiff, stiff...
Other than cosmetic changes, they are still Lews. nmSpunout
Jan 20, 2004 8:09 AM
While subjectively...Dwayne Barry
Jan 20, 2004 8:58 AM
I think wheel stiffness goes a long way toward making a wheel feel fast, it is largely inconsequential toward giving you more speed for the same power (i.e. really making you faster). Wheel stiffness is about an order of magnitude less significant than weight, which is about another order of magnitude less significant than aerodynamics in determining wheel performance as measured by increase in speed for the same power output.

IOW, unless a wheel is so flexy that it rubs the brakes you lose almost nothing in speed by riding a flexy as opposed to a stiff wheel.
Okay, whatever....rogue_CT1
Jan 20, 2004 3:05 PM
I have LEW wheels which are almost identical to the Reynolds. The LEWs are awesome. They are light and extremely stiff. I weigh 210 lbs and they simply do not flex, ever. I wish I had the money to get a set of Reynolds but I'll stick with my LEWs for now.

The only difference between the two is that the LEWs rims are 19mm and the Reynolds are 22mm wide. This added width is supposed to make the Reynolds even stronger.
Clinchers or Tubulars?6was9
Jan 20, 2004 7:01 PM
I am having a tough time deciding. I do have a set of tubular Hyperons which I haven't had to change tires yet (tubulars seem to last forever.) Also I have 4 Vittoria Corsa cx tubular tires hung up getting aged as they say tubulars s/b aged(?) So I am prepared, but having had no experience changing the sew ups yet, if they are more pain than I can deal with I don't want to end up with two sets of tubulars.

Then again the Reynolds clinchers will seriously dent my pocket though...
Clinchers or Tubulars?rogue_CT1
Jan 20, 2004 9:47 PM
I'd only consider the tubulars. They really aren't that bad to deal with once you know what you're doing.
Isn't CF rims even more pain...6was9
Jan 20, 2004 10:22 PM
since you can't use any solvent to clean the glue off the rim? I am not the neatest or the most dexterous one and I can see myself having a huge mess.
Isn't CF rims even more pain...No_sprint
Jan 21, 2004 7:46 AM
If you're runnin' Hyperons, there is no need for a set of Reynolds...

I really like my AmClassic tubies for racin'. Seriously light, seriously stiff, seriously fast.