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Reynolds Spin Up 3 Levels of Ultralight 25mm Deep Road Wheels from 1252g & from $1450

Reynolds 25mm ultralight carbon road bike climbers wheels, riding
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Reynolds has a new family of three 25mm deep ultralight carbon road bike wheelsets designed to get you up and over the steepest climbs faster than ever. All 3 share the same low profile hooked tubeless carbon rim, with their differences coming in carbon layup and how fancy a wheel build you want to pay for. Weights tip the scales as low as 1251g at the most premium end of the spectrum. While pricing at the entry-level is as low as $1450, while still not even giving up a couple hundred grams in the process.

2024 Reynolds 25mm deep lightweight carbon road wheels

Reynolds 25mm ultralight carbon road bike climbers wheels, Blacklabel rim detail
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Any way you look at it, a new set of Reynolds 25mm deep carbon climbers’ wheels will help you crush your local climbs and set some new best times.

Reynolds 25mm ultralight carbon road bike climbers wheels, riding mountains

Aero may be everything on the flats and rolling terrain, but roadies who ride in the mountains know that an ultralight climbers’ wheelset simply feels different. It just feels like you are flying up the hills. And Reynolds is on board with three new 25mm deep carbon road bike wheelsets designed to appeal to riders across a wide range of budgets.

Tech details

Reynolds 25mm ultralight carbon road bike climbers wheels, 21mm wide internal hooked tubeless

All 3 of the new Reynolds 25mm carbon road wheelsets feature the same 21mm internal width. With a max 30mm external width to pair well with wide modern road bike tires – optimized for 28mm tires. The wheels are low-profile, but Reynolds assures that the shape has been aerodynamically optimized, to claw back any of those incremental aero gains possible.

And they all stick with hooked tubeless beads for compatibility with all types – and tube-type or tubeless setups.

Reynolds 25mm ultralight carbon road bike climbers wheels, internal nipples

The rim difference being that the two top BlackLabel wheels are built with a carbon rim featuring Reynolds’ premium CR6, higher modulus carbon layup. And, they are built for internal spoke nipples. Then the AR wheelset uses a slightly heavier, slightly less stiff CR3 layup and sticks with conventional external nipples.

Hub spec is the other big point where the different wheelsets diverge.

The top-tier goes with Industry Nine Torch hubs with 6° engagement from 3 pawls. Mid-spec wheels get Sun Ringlé Super Bubba X hubs with 8° engagement from 3 pawls. And the entry spec wheels are built with Sun Ringlé SRX hubs with 12° engagement from 3 pawls. All are centerlock disc brake only, with 12mm thru-axles, plus the option for a 15mm front thru-axle for broad fits.

Reynolds 25mm Road Wheels – Pricing & options

2024 Reynolds 25mm deep lightweight carbon road wheels, BAAW

The new Reynolds 25mm wheels come in three tiers – AR, Blacklabel Expert, and Blacklabel Pro. Each with the same shallow carbon rim profile.

2024 Reynolds 25mm deep lightweight carbon road wheels, AR wheelset
Reynolds AR 25

The AR 25 is the most affordable at just $1450, for the 1432g wheelset built with Ringlé SRX hubs, 24 Sapim Sprint spokes, and external brass nipples.

2024 Reynolds 25mm deep lightweight carbon road wheels, Blacklabel Expert wheelset
Reynolds Blacklabel 25 Expert

Blacklabel 25 Expert ratchets the price up to $1900. There you get Ringlé Super Bubba X Road hubs, 24 Sapim CX-Ray spokes, and internal alloy nipples – bringing the weight down to 1286g for the pair.

2024 Reynolds 25mm deep lightweight carbon road wheels, Blacklabel Pro wheelset
Reynolds Blacklabel 25 Pro

Then at the absolute top-tier, the $2300 Reynolds Blacklabel 25 Pro manages to shed even a few more grams – down to 1251g claimed. They do that with a swap to Industry Nine Torch Road hubs. And to a 20-spoke front / 24-rear wheel build with CX-Ray spokes and those internal alloy nipples.

2024 Reynolds 25mm deep lightweight carbon road wheels, Blacklabel Pro climbing wheelset

Get all three new Reynolds 25mm carbon road wheelsets direct from Reynolds, covered by a lifetime warranty. But only the affordable AR25s are available at the moment. They all come with Shimano HG, SRAM XDR, or Campagnolo N3W freehubs. And they ship with tubeless tape installed plus a set of tubeless valves for you to install with your fav tubeless road tires.

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Larry Falk
Larry Falk
15 days ago

Seems curious to me if you are going to design a weight-focused wheel, that you do not use carbon spokes? Anyone know why?

Will
Will
15 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

My guess, among other reasons, it’s easier for LBSes to service them, plus Reynolds doesn’t need to hold inventory of replacement spokes.

c c
c c
15 days ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

Special hubs are needed to lace the newer gens of carbon fibre spokes. If Reynolds couldn’t commit a large qty for a custom-made hubs, they got to use ODM hubs, which limits the lacing / design and also no differentiation. Those ODM hubs are of quality less than big name hub brands like DT Swiss. I know b’cos my friend got one from Light Bicycle and the freehub bearing bores are not up to spec that causes bearing binding. Hambini also reported similar issue.

On the other hand, they have invested into the custom i9 hubs so it’s ok (or need) to make use of it for longer.

I think it makes sense for Reynolds to stick with traditional spokes until carbon fibre spokes system exit the “testing” phase.

Nick
Nick
15 days ago
Reply to  c c

The non-i9 hubs used by Reynolds are tried-and-true designs (Bubba X and SRX) they produce themselves, in their own facilities, to standards as high as (or exceeding) industry standards – i.e., DT Swiss – these hubs are not outsourced from KT or similar. Reynolds and SunRinglé have no connection to Light Bicycle or Bitex.

Joe
Joe
15 days ago

why pushing brands like these instead of some small local manufacturers like extralite with their new 40mmm deep, 23mm width, hooked wheelset at 995g for 2086€?

Grillis
Grillis
15 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Local to who? Reynolds is based in the US, Extralite is based in Italy. The BR writers are mostly based in the US.

Robin
Robin
15 days ago
Reply to  Joe

This is the internet. You’re gonna have to be specific about “where” local is. What’s local to you is likely not local to a lot more people.

Colton
Colton
14 days ago

Yes to hooked no to internal nips

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