Originally, the Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon wheels were only available as an upgrade while purchasing a CC level bike. Starting today though, that all changes. Along with the ability to add the wheels to your collection as an aftermarket upgrade, Santa Cruz thought it would be a good chance to put the wheels to the ultimate test. That of course meant giving them to their
tame racing driver wild trials star, Danny MacAskill. Their requirements were simple – go out and ride the wheels to destruction.
That may sound simple, but even for a guy that is as hard on his components as Danny Mac, breaking the Reserve Carbon wheels turned out to be a bit harder than anticipated…
Available in three rim widths, the Reserve 25, 27, and 30 all have corresponding inner widths and heights that are proportional to the width to keep a 1.5 to 1 ratio of width to height. That formula is said to keep the stiffness in check and provide an excellent ride quality while keeping the insane level of strength demonstrated above. While all three rim widths are available in 29″ hoops, only the 27, and 30 are available in 27.5″. The rims are hookless with reinforced carbon sidewalls, tubeless compatible, and sell as a complete wheelset in any size for $1,599 with DT Swiss 350 hubs, or $1,899 with Industry Nine Torch hubs. Available now.