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Reynolds Stratus Deep "V" carbon wheels(7 posts)

Reynolds Stratus Deep "V" carbon wheelspickles
Jul 21, 2003 10:09 PM
Has anybody been riding them?
re: Reynolds Stratus Deep "V" carbon wheelsSherpa23
Jul 22, 2003 9:31 AM
I did the prototype testing on them. They are excellent. In short, here's what I can tell you objectively: they are stiffer than competing similar models and provide a better tire/rim interface which creates better feedback. This means that you cannot overinflate your tires on bad roads (I used to put 170 psi on Conti comp 22 on other rims) because you will get too much chatter. Go with 120 psi and you will be very happy on a bumpy course. Hope this helps.
How about the hubs?......White Industries correct?lanterne rouge
Jul 23, 2003 4:13 PM
I have heard nothing but good about the wheelsets but I am still a little nervous about the hubs. White Industries if I remember correctly? I had all kinds of problems years back with White Industries mountain bike hubs, are these any better? Also, are the wheels as stiff as say, Mavic Carbones?
How about the hubs?......White Industries correct?Sherpa23
Jul 23, 2003 8:45 PM
Well, when I got them 18 months ago (prototypes, remember)I received bare rims to test so I had to supply the hubs. I almost went with Tune from Germany but I opted for the White Industries. I have put over 20k miles on White Industries hubs on some older LEW Sydney protoypes and I never had any problems with them. They are loud when coasting. That stinks. Other than that they are pretty nice. I was offered some prototype carbon hubs to test earlier this year but I didn't take them as I am not riding enough anymore. Those might be better when they evenutally come out but since I did not do the testing I am out of the loop. Anyways, the bottom line is that I wouldn't worry about going with White Industries. If you ever have a problem, pick up the phone and call over there and ask for Doug White. He'll stand by the product.

As far as stiffness, it's hard to say as I had mine built specifically for me. They're the same rims you can buy, but they were built by a custom builder and are the stiffest wheels laterally I have ever ridden. That is specifically what I was testing for, though, so I had them built to be stiff. Can they be the stiffest things that you have ever ridden? Sure, but then again you have them built a little less stiff, too. It's what you decide.
Thankslanterne rouge
Jul 23, 2003 9:28 PM
I might have to give them a try. I have been wavering between the Reynolds and Zipps (404's specifically), looks like it may be time for a new wheelset. :)
ThanksSherpa23
Jul 24, 2003 9:06 AM
The Reynolds are WAY better than Zipps. If you live in Colorado and want to try mine out let me know. I al so have a pair of prototype Cirrus wheels as well if you want to try them. Incidentally, since I am not racing anymore, I will probably sell most of my goodies before the end of the year. Some of it I will keep for sentimental and fitness reasons but a lot of the cool stuff will go. Email LFR if you're interested :)
My experience with White Ind..rogue_CT1
Jul 24, 2003 8:54 PM
I have a Lew Sydney front wheel with a White Industries hub. I stripped the lockring on the axle and now I can't use the wheel. I sent White Industries an e-mail explaining the problem to them. They called me at home less than 15 minutes after I sent the e-mail. Sh was extremely courteous and helpful. She advised me that she was sending out new Ti axle hardware at no cost to me and explained how to fix the problem once I received the new parts. I can hardly believe the incredible customer service from White Industries, after all, my wheel is over 2 years old and I'm not the original owner. That didn't matter to them at all, they didn't even ask.

I don't think you should have any worries with White Industries products. They obviously stand behind them 100%.