A few months back Reynolds debuted new trail-rated, wide carbon TR S mountain bike wheels with the aim of making carbon more affordable. Now, 15% cheaper with the same durable hookless rims, the new TR wheels are going to be hard to beat on value.
Reynolds TR series wide carbon mountain bike wheels
Reynolds knows that cost is a big obstacle to mountain bikers adopting carbon wheels. And they keep whittling down the price, while promising the same performance and durability gains. At $1300 there aren’t many better value options for a trail bike wheelset than the TR wheels, and of course these get backed by Reynolds’ service. They even offer three width varieties to suit all types of trail riding on either 27.5″ or 29″ wheels.
The TR wheels all cut costs while sticking with the same asymmetrical, hookless tubeless-ready carbon rim as the TR S wheels for strong wheel builds with more even tension. For the 29er-only TR 249, that means you still get the same 25mm deep x 30mm wide internal 29mm outside) rims designed for more cross country and light trail riding. Rim weight is claimed at 392g, and complete wheelsets from 1590g. Money was saved in the hubs, where Reynolds specs their new TR3 mountain hubset.
TR 307 & TR 309
Stepping up to the Wide Trail rims, the TR 307 & 309 wheels share the same 30mm wide internal (36mm external) x 26mm deep carbon trail rims, available here in 27.5″ or 29er options. Those rims claim weights of 443g (27.5″) & 474g (29″). Complete wheelset weights should be 1680g for the 27.5″ wheels & 1755g for the 29ers.
Lastly, the TR 367 is the most burly wheelset in the new TR family. With an even wider 36mm internal rim (42mm outside) x 26mm deep, the 524g hookless carbon rim comes just in a 27.5″ diameter. Total wheelset weight is claimed at 1845g.
Each of the TR wheels share the same fully machined alloy TR3 mountain hubs with 10º engagement via a 3-pawl design (down from 5º on the TR S and much more expensive Black Label wheel options.) They all are Centerlock disc only, with 28 spokes front & rear, and are available in standard & Boost spaced versions, and can get freehubs for Shimano or SRAM XD compatibility.
All the same $1300 price, the TR wheels all share a single, simple gray decal option over bare carbon. The wheels all come with Reynolds’ lifetime warranty, plus their 30-Day customer satisfaction guarantee.