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Reynolds Assault SLG Carbon Wheelset - Tubeless

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Explore new roads.

The days of relegating road bikes to strictly smooth pavement surfaces are over, with riders and manufacturers proving that all-road adventuring is the next frontier in enjoying a well-rounded cycling lifestyle. As such, we need a wheelset like Reynolds' Assault SLG Carbon Tubeless Wheelset that can keep up with our more spontaneous ride route choices. Newly updated with stealthy waterslide graphics for an extra dose of style watts, the Assault's 41mm profile hits the sweet spot between low weight and aerodynamics, bringing Reynolds' renowned crosswind stability to nearly any all-road application.

Whether you're winding up for the rolling hills of a coastal road race, rocketing through Vegas' legendary sand pit, or packing up for a weekend of mountainous multi-surface adventuring, the Assault is up to the challenge. An all-new hubset builds on this wheelset's famed versatility with smooth, fast turns and even quicker engagement than its predecessor for a ride that rivals the responsiveness more often found in wheelsets at much higher price points.

Traditionalists among us will appreciate the ability to run the Assault as a tube-type clincher, and for those of us looking to ditch tubes, the rims' redesigned shelves and hooks hold a tubeless tire securely at low or high PSI. The lower rolling resistance and comfort of a tubeless ride is complemented by the Assault's wide rim, which lets tires sit with more volume in a way that Reynolds calls "modern" but we call less rolling resistance, better cornering, and a more comfortable ride.

The new Assault also sees an update to Reynolds Cryogenic Glass Transition (CTg) brake track technology, with a taller profile and reworked resin system that extends past the brake track and into the rim to provide exceptional heat dissipation, all but eliminating the risk of the rim deforming or failing under long, hard brake use. Each Assault wheelset also includes Reynolds' proprietary Cryo-Blue Power brake pads, which work with the CTg laminate to produce more consistent (read: safer) braking. Safety is also improved through Reynolds' PR3 construction method, which uses different carbon fiber, epoxy, and resin for each of five rim regions.

Last, but far from least, the Assault utilizes Reynolds' Enhanced Swirl Lip Generator (SLG) design. There's a heap of wind tunnel tech behind SLG, but in a nutshell Reynolds adds a small lip of carbon on each side of the rim near the spoke connection points. The lip streamlines airflow across the spokes to reduce drag, and this iteration of SLG comes with claims of a 35% improvement in aerodynamics over the smaller original design. Long story short, SLG just makes these wheels faster.

  • An all-rounder, tubeless clincher wheelset
  • Carbon construction balances responsiveness and weight
  • Moderate rim depth blends stability and aerodynamics
  • Rim width increases tire volume for more traction and cushion
  • Updated hubset rolls smooth with faster engagement
  • 2x rear spoke lacing increases stiffness and responsiveness
  • Includes Reynolds' proprietary Cryo-Blue Power brake pads
  • Includes tubeless valves and tape

Tech Specs

Rim Material:
carbon fiber
Wheel Size:
700c
Tire Type:
tubeless, clincher
Rim Depth:
41mm
Rim Width:
[internal] 17mm, [external] 25mm
Brake Compatibility:
rim
Front Axle:
quick-release
Rear Axle:
quick-release
Skewers:
included
Spokes:
Sapim CX Sprint
Spoke Nipple:
external alloy
Spoke Count:
[front] 20, [rear] 24
Claimed Weight:
[front] 670g, [rear] 845g, [set] 1515g
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime (purchase post January 2017) (purchase post January 2017)

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These wheels are downright fun to ride. fast rolling, super stiff and shockingly quick and reliable braking power. Having ridden a number of carbon wheels in the past for races, I usually tried to use my brakes as little as possible (as one does in a race scenario, right?) but I always found that in my moments of need, all carbon wheels I had used in the past have had terrible braking power. Slow to bite and unreliable in wet conditions, I was at first nervous to invest in a carbon wheel upgrade. All doubts were put to rest on my first ride on these wheels. I was shocked at the extremely quick and efficient braking power and very little screeching noise upon braking. I am currently running these wheels with tubes on my road bikes but I love the ability to easily go tubeless and ride gravel/ cross on these bad boys. The wheels are lightweight, fast rolling and a very very smooth ride. These wheels have truly transformed my bike and riding experience. 41mm depth is easily manageable in crosswind and aerodynamic enough to race or every day training rides. I slapped an 11-25 Ultegra cassette on there and now I'm always stoked to ride up a big climb.

Extra side notes:
-Wheels come with QR, tubeless valves, tape and brake pads.
-Reynolds now has a lifetime warranty on 2017 model wheels and all wheels going forward.
-Warranty registration can be found here: http://www.reynoldscycling.com/support/register/


***added note***
tires are Incredibly hard to mount on these wheels due to the tubeless design. If you are running tubes, be ready to have an uber or friend come pick you up if you get a flat because changing a flat and getting the tire back on the wheel is downright near impossible. This has been a HUGE issue for me. I've found once tires getting more worn down this becomes easier but still harder than it should be. I would recommend running these tubeless or with an extremely supple tire.

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Thanks for the review Sarah. I think the difficulty of mounting tires onto (some) tubeless compatible rims is a Dirty Little Secret that wheel manufacturers keep to themselves. I had the same problem on a completely different set of wheels though. I noticed that tire choice can make a huge difference. I had the most problems with Michelin Pro4 tires -- had to bring my wheels into a shop to get the tire mounted. Very bad. But then I put Continental GP4000 SII tires on and they are way easier to mount and remove.

Thanks for review, had the previous generation assault and decided to try out the new generation. Cant wait to try out

Nice TCR btw, wheelset look great on it