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 Post subject: Reynolds Solace wheels
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:54 am 
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http://www.reynoldscycling.com/index.ph ... itm_pk=678

Anybody have any experience with this wheelset?

Is it just a Stanz 340 laced with straight pull bladed spokes to Reynolds hubs?

I've been curious to try some tubeless wheels, but I'm not sure they are worth their retail price, if I can get them for a lower price I might be tempted.

Are there any better tubeless options close to 1400 grams and 800.00 USD?


Thanks in advance for your feedback and opinions.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:04 am 
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you can get hand builts under 1300g with Stan's rims for about $1000, depending on what hubs and spokes you chose, and you can get a set of built wheels from Stan's for $635 at about 1450g (look here: http://www.notubes.com/Alpha-340-Comp-Wheelset--P895.aspx. I don't know anyone who has these, so I can't comment on build quality, etc.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:13 am 
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dmp wrote:
you can get hand builts under 1300g with Stan's rims for about $1000, depending on what hubs and spokes you chose, and you can get a set of built wheels from Stan's for $635 at about 1450g (look here: http://www.notubes.com/Alpha-340-Comp-Wheelset--P895.aspx. I don't know anyone who has these, so I can't comment on build quality, etc.



Thanks dmp, if those stanz use their Version 2 rim then they're worth a look, they use AC hubs which I already own in my AC Sprint 350, haven't had a problem with them in about 2000 miles of use. I have no idea if the Reynolds hubs are any worse than AC's.

I'm not too crazy about the looks of the 28/32 spokes though, I weight around 70K. so I think I could go 20/24 or 24/28 for a better look, vain I know :?

And just to go off topic in my own thread, Anybody know if Pacentis 23 new rim can be used in a tubeless configuration?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Rim depth matches Stan's, and they mention Stan's BST... But that's hella heavy for a 20/24 build. No idea why Reynolds would use another company's rim though. I feel like Stan's own wheelset will be lighter and cheaper and you're only paying for advertising for one company. The only downside is possibly some better hubs with the Reynolds.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:22 am 
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Bicicletta, I think all they are selling now is the newer version rims- they had the older ones on clearance last year and they are not on the website any more. They also sell a 24/28 version for about $800 that's about 1400g. Not sure of its an upgraded hub, too.


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 Post subject: Reynolds Solace wheels
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:31 am 
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The wheels definitely use Stans rims, I guess that's a "plus" in case of busting one up, they're easy to replace.

About the proprietary flat bladed spokes I have no idea if they do anything for wheel stiffness and if they change the ride quality of the wheels very much, say compared to Sapim Cx-Ray. At 1400 grams they look good enough for an all around wheel.
The hubs seem to be new for 2012-13, I have zero experience with them nor have I found any reviews about them.

Reynolds advertise them as a cyclocross wheel as well, so who knows if they stand up to some abuse, I'll check with the LBS what's the best price they have on them.

Thanks a lot for your input guys.


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