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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:09 pm 
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Anyone have both wheelsets and can comment about the braking performance between the 2 of them? I know both have fairly similar rim profiles. One is 41mm and the other 34. I think 25mm width is overrated and doesn't deliver any better ride quality than 23mm which I ride now. Reynolds will require me to use Cryo blue pads from Reynolds (to not void the warranty) and the Rail 34 includes the Black Prince.

I am thinking of buying either:
Reynolds Assault SLG clincher - around $1400
November Rail 34 (clincher only) with White Industries hubs around $1550

The upside of Reynolds is the lower price and their Reynolds Assurance Program. The upside of the Rail 34 is that is hand-built in US, although I've been told Reynolds Assault line is very well built too and one of the best ones for money. Both rims are start out in Taiwan which I am fine with.

Anyone can comment on the braking performance of the SLG resin and the Rail 34 ones?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:03 am 
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The rim depths and widths are a bit different.

The Reynold wheels use a generic Asian hub whereas the November package uses A WI hub so I'd say the nod goes to November there..

You didn't mention which spokes/nipples with November. Reynolds uses DT.

Can't comment on the resins although I know they are both Htg.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:28 pm 
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I have a set of the Rail 52s (with WI T11s too as it happens) on test at the moment - braking is pretty impressive with Black Prince pads. I've not ridden the Reynolds to compare, but I can't believe they'd really be noticeably different with the exact same brake setup.

The difference really comes down to known brand Vs lesser known, proprietary hubs Vs your own choice of hubs, and factory built (probably laced by machine, checked & finished by hand) Vs handbuilt. You pays your money, you takes your choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:33 pm 
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BikeTart,

What spoke count are you running? How long have you had your Rails?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:11 am 
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They're 20h f, 24h r. I've been riding them for a couple of weeks, but they're not really 'mine' - I'm testing them for an upcoming review.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:21 pm 
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I just pulled the trigger for Reynolds Assault SLG clinchers with R45 hubs and I'll have them in 3 weeks. This will be my first ever carbon wheelset but I can try to compare them to my Fulcrum R3s.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:51 am 
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Custom Build, or buying them second hand from someone who had them built / changed the hubs?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:17 am 
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Dirty32, custom build by Rich from prowheelbuilder. 20/24 with Sapim CX Rays. Weight will be around 1415 gr without rim tape and QRs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:47 am 
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Nice one! Let us know how it works out.

I have some Assaults on my TCR (although not the SLG version) and thought about / had passing conversation with a local wheelbuilder about changing the hubs out for WI T11's. I'll need new spokes too apparently, if I go ahead and that obviously adds to the cost. I havent really gone any further with it as yet, so id be interested to hear your thoughts.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:31 pm 
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Sure thing. I can write some kind of review on the 2nd week of August.


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