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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:15 pm 
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Hey guys, what's the consensus between these 2 wheelsets? I can get them at the same price, how do they compare?

What is the breaking situation of these wheels compared to the top carbon wheels on the market?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:17 pm 
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Had the Aero 72's and Fulcrum Racing Speed XLR 50mm (basically the Bora One). The Aeros are hand down the fastest non-TT wheelset I've ridden and even on the hills the weight didn't slow them down.


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Also what about going for the 46/58 combo?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:31 pm 
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I thought about that but where I would buy it they don't have the combo available.

how's the breaking on the aero's and bora's Grill?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:47 pm 
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Breaking was fine on both (in the dry). Never rode them when it was tipping down, but have had many Reynolds wheels and they've all been decent enough in the wet (obviously carbon isn't going to be exceptional).


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:50 pm 
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Both are extremely good wheelsets

I'm riding the Aero46 with the challenge criterium 25mm tubulars. This is very comfortable riding combination, still not convinced though on the rr improvements of wider tyres and wider rim aero improvements.

Reynolds CTg braking is very good, even better with the newer cryo blue power pad, modulation is excellent, http://aerogeeks.com/2014/04/29/reynold ... ds-review/

A couple of tiny differences in the wheelsets:

Hubs: Campy - cup and cone (bearing pre-load can be adjusted), Reynolds cartridge bearings and DT star ratchet freewheel design
Spoke nipples - Capmy - external, Reynolds internal, easier to true campy, but that being said out of 4 Reynolds tubular wheelsets, I've never had to true any of them
Rim height/ width - Reynolds is lower and wider , probably more suitable if you want to go above 25mm tyre width

Nothing to choose between them it's just personal preference


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:05 pm 
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Thanks Iannes, I leaning towards the Reynolds wheelset mainly because I'm using Sram and I really wouldn't like to have clashing brands. I know that it seems shallow but as you said, both are excelent wheels with more or less the same amount of pro's and con's

One thing that I would like to try is tubeless but both of these wheels aren't tubeless compatible (they may be fine tubeless but neither brand advises that)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:17 pm 
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I went with the Bora One, mostly due to reviews on this forum


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:22 am 
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mariovalentim wrote:
Thanks Iannes, I leaning towards the Reynolds wheelset mainly because I'm using Sram and I really wouldn't like to have clashing brands. I know that it seems shallow but as you said, both are excelent wheels with more or less the same amount of pro's and con's

One thing that I would like to try is tubeless but both of these wheels aren't tubeless compatible (they may be fine tubeless but neither brand advises that)


I'd be going for the tubular versions of these wheels for the weight saving, using sealant in tubulars I haven't had a problem with punctures other than one side wall gash.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:37 am 
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I've been riding the Reynolds 46 for a year now and love them. Apart from a slight issue with the free hub, which Reynolds replaced under warranty, they've been great. Braking in the wet is obviously very different to alloy but they're still ok.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:38 am 
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Sorry to hijack this thread but am looking at Reynolds 46C clinchers.I have the opportunity to buy new 2012 wheels at a good price. My question is are there many differences between 2012 and 2015 wheels?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:11 pm 
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Brian1 wrote:
Sorry to hijack this thread but am looking at Reynolds 46C clinchers.I have the opportunity to buy new 2012 wheels at a good price. My question is are there many differences between 2012 and 2015 wheels?


New models have different braking surface and different rim profile (not a "V")


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:37 pm 
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It is a V, just a very wide and deep V. Best deep wheel in crosswinds hands down.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:13 pm 
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Like the previous posters have said the main difference is rim width and profile, 2015 uses the DET design which is 26.2mm wide, the 2012 is a SLG design at 21mm.
The 2015 will allow you use wider tyres if that is your goal, it will be more aero with the wider 25mm and up tyres.

http://www.reynoldscycling.com/technology/aerodynamics

In my riding of both wheels, I have the tubular versions, the Aero 46 is different feel in strong winds, there is more of a constant side pressure, for the 2012 the thinner rim is more of a twitch then a correction.
It's just something to get used to, in reality not much different. In some areas I actually prefer the 2012 sometimes as it accelerates quicker due to the lower rim and tyre weight (narrower tyre), but it's not as comfortable on rough surfaces which benefit from having a higher tyre volume that you can use with the Aero 46.
There maybe some limitations on how wide a tyre you can put on the 2012 model.

The hubs are different in design, Aero 46 has much lower profile straight pull in a 16/20 spoke configuration and the 2012 has the the older style of hub in a 20/24
Both models are radially spoked on the front wheels, with the 2012 rear being radial on the non drive side and 2 cross on the drive side using j bend aero spokes, the Aero 46 rear is 2 cross straight aero spokes on both sides
The only visible difference in the rims is the rubber grommet to stop the valve extender knock on the 2015 model.
Both have the Ctg brake surface technology

So it's really a question of which width of tyres you want to use. also you won't get the next gen cryo blue power pads (usd 65) with the 2012 model.
The new 2012's on ebay are a pretty good purchase as they are close to the second hand prices


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:27 am 
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A little refresh - I weight 86kg and would like to buy Reynolds Aero 46. Will they be stiff enough regarding my body weight?


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