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EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

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One look around the show should tell you everything you need to know about the gravel trend. It’s here in a big way, and companies are scrambling so they don’t miss the boat. In terms of wheels, most riders are looking for something that’s light and more importantly, wide, to better suit the larger tires that are popular for the multi surface crowd.

EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

Where the first Reynolds ATR wheels essentially used a leftover mountain bike rim, the new version uses purpose built rims to make the most of the gravel experience. Available in 650b or 700c, the company has options for either wheelsize to keep your gravel bike happy.

EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

Measuring 23mm internal, and 32mm at the widest point externally, both carbon rims are 40mm deep to offer a bit of aero profile to the wheels as well. Keeping a small hook on the bead, the rims are fully tubeless ready and ship with tubeless valves and tape installed.

EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

In order to keep the price down, the ATR line runs Reynolds’ own straight pull hubs with Centerlock rotor mounts, Shimano, Campy, or XD freehubs, thru axle caps (QR caps available separately) and 24 spokes front and rear. Claimed weights are listed as 1550g for the 650 and 1620g for the 700, and all wheels ship with 6 bolt adapters for $1549 and will be available soon.

EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

EB17: Reynolds goes all terrain with ATR gravel line, adds XC 259 for cross country racers

XC isn’t dead. In fact, it’s thriving as courses become more technical, and less of a dirt crit. As such, we’re starting to see a new round of XC related products pop up like the new XC 259 wheels from Reynolds. Available in 29″ Boost wheelsets only, the wheels have a claimed weight of 1380g with a Black Label 25mm internal/30mm external hookless carbon rim profile. Also shipped tubeless ready with tape and valves, each wheel is built to hubs that were developed with Industry Nine with wider flanges and Torch internals and Shimano HG or SRAM XD freehubs. Available in a few weeks, the XC 259 join the rest of the Black Labels with a new lower retail price of $2299.

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dockboy
dockboy
5 years ago

*Reynolds’s

Ken
Ken
5 years ago
Reply to  dockboy

Very nice, dockboy. I’d speculate many aren’t aware of that.

MM
MM
5 years ago

The xc259 with a narrower rim (22mm) would make excellent cross wheels. Opportunity missed.

jared
jared
5 years ago

I just set up a pair of ATR 700s for cx racing and they are really nice wheels. They hold a 33c tire very well, no tire folding under hard cornering and lateral stiffness is very good. Engagement of the hub is fast and positive, I think these wheels will be a great value if they continue to hold up well

Joey B
Joey B
5 years ago

XC 259 would make a sweet gravel wheel set with Terrene Elwood 40s.

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