Developed to go very, very fast!
Given all the marketing noise about surface textures and "negative" drag, one truth about disc wheels is often overlooked: hype doesn't produce speed, the rider does. Reynolds has developed, tested, raced and refined the Element for tubular tires with a relentless attention to detail for one reason: to go very, very fast. The result is a full carbon disc that provides any racer with incomparably low rolling resistance, exceptional torsional stability and a drag coefficient that is measurably lower than most other similar wheels. Thanks to the Cryo Blue brake pads a better braking performance is possible. As an added benefit, the Element features a valve stem cup that accepts a standard pump head without an adapter. The Element is one of the best disc wheels for time trial, triathlon and on track.
Technologies of Reynolds Element Carbon Disc Wheel:
CR6 (Carbon Rim 6)
This technology is a proprietary engineering solution for durability, strength and stiffness. CR6
is based on unique lay-ups of carbon fiber for each of 6 critical areas of the rim: the side wall, tire channel, rim hook bead, brake track and on standard spoke rims spoke face and nipple bed. CR6
is a proprietary Hybrid Carbon Layup (HML)
combined with Variable Resin Chemistry (VRC)
and Inert Gas Compaction (IGC)
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 dissipates 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.
You can also get the RAP
warranty for this wheelset which stands for "Reynolds Assurance Program". Further informations: RAP