Wheels can be mysterious things. Because they're made of multiple components and there are the associated variables related to use, it's not surprising that choices are difficult. The Reynolds DV3K Clincher Wheelset looks to simplify things. They utilize all-carbon 46mm deep clincher rims that are light, aerodynamically efficient, and strong enough for 'cross. Better yet, they're attractive in a euro' sort of way, with the top layer made of a high-gloss 3k carbon weave that gives them a look that calls attention to the rim material and complements the bike.
At 46mm, these rims are a great depth. They're aero enough to make a big difference when you're going fast, but still light enough, thanks to the all-carbon rim construction, not to be an impediment when going uphill.
Reynolds straightforward naming conventions make it easy. DV is Deep V, which is their way of saying 46mm deep, deeper than the 32mm Mid V (MV) and shallower than the 66mm Super Deep V (SDV). 3K refers to the 3k carbon weave finish. This rim shares a similar shape with Reynolds' other 46mm rims, with one slight change; the spoke side of the rim is blunter than their other shapes. The rim has Reynolds Vibration Management System (VMS) technology; the lay-up of the carbon fiber was designed to damp road vibrations before they reach the frame and fork. Reducing road vibration might not seem like a big deal, but it will add comfort. This means you can go as fast as usual with less fatigue or go faster with equal fatigue.
As with other Reynolds wheels, the spoke nipples are internal. This makes for a stronger wheel and better aerodynamics. The front wheel has 20 radial DT Revolution spokes laced to a Reynolds hub. The rear wheel has 24 DT spokes laced to a Reynolds hub as well; the 12 non-drive side spokes are radially-laced and are DT Revolutions, the 12 drive side spokes are two-cross and are DT Competitions.
The Reynolds DV3K Clincher Wheelset is Shimano-compatible 700c only and is designed for tube-type clincher tires. You'll get Reynolds Cryo-Blue pads, the only pads Reynolds recommends with their wheels. They also come with rims strips and a set of Reynolds steel-shafted alloy quick release skewers.
All Reynolds wheel owners can buy themselves some extra peace of mind by purchasing Reynolds' two-year damage protection plan. It's called RAP, short for Reynolds Assurance Plan. The insurance means you should have little fear that a crash will ruin your wheel investment. Find out more about it on the Reynolds Cycling site.
Reynolds Vibration Management System (VMS) dampens chatter on nasty tarmac without compromising the wheel's performance
Reynolds advanced carbon layup process enhances lateral stability to while still maintaining vertical rigidity
Reynolds Carbon-Specific Design brake pads included
Front Spoke Count:
Front Hub Type:
Rear Spoke Count:
Rear Hub Type:
DT Revolution, DT Competition
carbon-specific pads included
Complete Set Weight:
bridging the gap, dropping your buddies
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My DV3K clincher wheelset was purchased last July then parked for the long New England winter months... In that time, I only logged around 500 miles on them and in this short time, I have had them trued 5-6 times and the front wheel has developed a severe noise (cracking) when I am out of the saddle sprinting or climbing but, in the saddle, it is silent. Quite a bit of discoloration between the spokes (whitening) has developed un-naturally. My local dealer which has been doing the truing said there is a considerable amount of "wheel hop" and "excessive spoke tension" and should be sent back to the manufacturer for warranty replacement because of possible de-lamination... The front is worse than the rear. I am in talks with Reynolds right now to resolve this issue for good. Maybe another wheelset is in order? I'll let you know the outcome...
I picked up a set of these based on the advertised weight of 1385 for the set. When they arrived, the first thing I did was weigh them. Without skewers, they were 1535 grams. Still pretty light, but 150 grams more than advertised. Since they were no lighter than my current wheels, I sent them back.