Troywrote a review of Reynolds 29 XC 259 Blacklabel Boost Wheelset on January 4, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I did not anticipate how impressed I would be with these wheels. In December of '17 I built a new Pivot LeSS around this wheelset, with much anticipation. I have a few other sets of Reynolds wheels, and they are great, but these wheels are next-level great. I'm not a little guy at almost 200 lbs, and I was more than a little worried that these wheels would be noodles under my weight, on a single speed. I could not have been more wrong. Stiff, compliant, and feathery light, these wheels are the secret sauce in my opinion. At 25mm internal, my 2.4 tires are the perfect width for the rides/races I do most. The I9 Torch hubs are stellar, if a little loud, but the fast engagement has been a great feature for a one speed guy like myself. As a bonus, my set came in a little under the advertised weight!
Bottom line: if you XC/trail ride most of the time, you could not find a better wheelset, regardless of price!