Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon Wheelset - Clincher

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Description of Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon Wheelset - Clincher

Outstanding road-feel!
The Assault SLG Clincher has long been one of the best selling wheels in the Reynolds line, and it just keeps getting better. It now sports a modern 25 mm wide rim profile to provide lower rolling resistance and a smoother ride. It is both lighter and stiffer than its predecessors and also offers the added benefit of a 41 mm depth with Reynolds Enhanced SLG technology to give you every aero advantage. The proprietary CTg braking system improves stopping performance measurably and minimizes weight. Reynolds straight pull hubs allow for a smooth running and DT Swiss Aero Comp Spokes increase stability. These beauties are suitable for training and competition.

Technologies of the Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon wheelset:

PR3 - This Performance Rim 3 Design identifies three unique areas of the rim and assigns a specific carbon fiber and epoxy formula to each.

HML - Hybrid Modulus Laminate. It is a precise method of assigning different carbon fiber and lay-ups to each region of the rim.

VRC - Variable Resin Chemistry. It is the application of a specific chemical formula of resin, optimally corresponding to different laminates within the rim.

IGC - Inert Gas Compaction. It is the use of inert gas compound to mold and cure rims. IGC ensures a more durable rim, born from ideal manufacturing conditions.

CTg - Cryogenic Glass Transition. It refers to a patented braking system developed by Reynolds. The system is comprised of two components: Reynolds' proprietary Cryo-Blue urethane polymer brake pads and hybrid carbon-fiber-and-resin laminates in the brake track. The integrated CTg system effectively minimizes heat build-up from pad-to-rim friction and dissapates heat away from the brake track providing smoother, more predictable braking that delivers the best possible stopping performance.
With CTg, braking temperatures are 100 F (38° C) cooler than with other technologies.

BWI - Brake Wear Indicator. It is a 10 mm wide red line that Reynolds embeds into the brake track. The indicator, centered over the valve hole on both sides of the rim, becomes visible when excessive wear has occurred to indicate that the wheel needs replacing. Reynolds is the only carbon wheel to offer this feature, and a patent is pending for its design.

Enhanced SLG (Swirl Lip Generator®) The original Swirl Lip Generator® (SLG) is a 0.9 mm "lip" strategically placed on the sidewall of the rim near the spoke face. First introduced and wind tunnel tested on the RZR® 46 and RZR® 46 Team. A2 Wind Tunnel testing demonstrated that the Swirl Lip Generator® reduces drag so effectively, that the time savings over a distance of 40 km is 12.5 seconds. SLG effectively helps turbulent air passing over the wheel to re-attach to the spoke face after flowing over the spinning rim. It also decreases the side force acting on the rim, which smooths turbulence and reduces drag. At yaw angle of 10º, SLG drag reduction is validated to be 20 % (A2 Wind Tunnel Tests, 02/2011) Reynolds has since introduced its Enhanced SLG (Swirl Lip Generator®) with a lip that is 8x larger than the original SLG. CFD analysis demonstrates a 35 % aerodynamic performance improvement for the Assault SLG and Strike SLG over the previous Assault and Strike models. The performance improvement is a result of rim-shape optimization which includes Enhanced SLG.

You can also get the RAP warranty for this wheelset which stands for "Reynolds Assurance Program". Further informations: RAP
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Fact Sheet of Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon Wheelset - Clincher

Product Name: Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon Wheelset - Clincher
Manufacturer: Reynolds
Item Code: REY226016
Year: 2017
Material: rims: carbon
hubs: aluminium
spokes: stainless steel
Weight: approx. 1531 gram (wheelset)
approx.  682 gram (front wheel)
approx.  849 gram (rear wheel)
(weighed by Bike24)
Rim height: 41 mm
external/internal rim width: external: 25 mm | internal: 17 mm
E.T.R.T.O.: 17-622
Spokes: DT Swiss Aero Comp, bladed spokes
Nipples: Aluminium nipples, external
Spokes number: front: 20, radial
rear: 24, left radial / right 2x-crossed
Hub axle system: FW: 9 x 100 mm | quick release
RW: 10 x 130 mm | quick release
Fitting type of tire: clincher
Purpose: training, competition
hub: Reynolds Cycling Racing Straight-Pull
Fitting for shifting: Shimano/SRAM 9/10/11-speed
Campagnolo 10/11-speed
Included in delivery: incl. quick releases, brake pads, tubeless rim tapes and tubeless valve stems
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It's my first carbon wheelset, so no proper way to compare them to other brands. I run them tubeless with the new Schwalbe pro ones (25 front 28 back) at around 75psi. The wheels just sing. They are stiffer and more assured when leaning in corners, stiffer when out of the saddle, but strangely more compliant at the same time, even though I feel the increased radial stiffness compared to my old alu set. I guess these are the qualities of carbon. And they're fast. They make a nice swooshing sound at speed and the hubs roll very well, if not spectacularly so. Braking was suspect at first, but after properly toeing the pads in, squealing disappeared and power is greatly improved. Progressive and predictable with the supplied blue pads.
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