Lifetime Warranty On Reynolds Wheels
Reynolds Cycling are now offering a limited lifetime warranty on all of their wheelsets purchased after January 1st 2017. Both road and MTB wheelsets are included in the warranty and it is strongly recommended that you register your wheels with Reynolds as soon as possible. Most other manufacturer's warranties will last between two and five years, so this is quite a big deal!
For a warranty claim you will need:
For more information call us on 01642 710232 or visit the Reynolds Cycling website.
DET (Dispersive Effect Termination)
The DET aerofoil rim design smooths turbulent air which effectively reduces aerodynamic drag. Tests have shown that DET rims require less effort to move forward and allow riders to stay in the "sweet spot" for roughly 32% longer than riders using competitor's rims. The Reynolds DET rims have a wider 26.2mm rim bed which tapers to an aerofoil profile meaning drag is reduced and the rims can even create forward thrust.
Enhanced SLG (Swirl Lip Generator)
Reynolds originally introduced the Swirl Lip Generator (SLG) to it's RZR 46 wheelsets and in wind tunnel testing found that drag was reduced so effectively it provided a 12.5 second time reduction over 40km. The SLG smooths turbulent air and re-attaches it to the spoke face as well as reducing the side force acting on the rim. The result is that drag is significantly reduced; wind tunnel testing showed as much as 20% reduction at a 10º yaw angle.
The Enhanced SLG builds on these principals but the lip is now 8 times larger than the original SLG rims. Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis shows an improvement of 35% for the Assault SLG and Strike SLG over previous versions.
CR6 (Carbon Rim 6)
Reynolds have identified six areas of their clincher road bike rims to focus on stiffness, durability and strength. These areas are the tire channel, brake track, nipple bed, spoke face, side wall, and rim hook bead. Using the CR6 proprietary layup known as Hybrid Modulus Laminate, along with a moulding process called Inert Gas Compaction, Reynolds are able to create a strong, stiff wheelset that they build into an aerodynamic form to further enhance the performance of their RZR and Aero series wheels.
PR3 (Performance Rim 3)
Reynolds' Performance Rim 3 technology identifies three key areas of their road bike rims and assigns a different carbon fibre lay-up to each area. These key sections are the rim hook bead, brake track and rim profile. The type of epoxy, fibre, and resin used in each of these areas is adjusted according to Reynolds' strict specifications and each batch is then certified to ensure quality is maintained.
MR5 (Mountain Rim 5)
To cope with the huge stresses and impacts associated with mountain biking, Reynolds have come up with Mountain Rim 5 technology. This technology can be found in their Black Label trail and enduro rims, as well as the ATR (All Terrain Road) rims.
Five key areas are constructed using different types of fibre, resin and epoxy to create the perfect rims for a variety of disciplines from gravel riding with the ATR wheelset to downhilling on the Bernard Kerr Limited Edition wheelset. Each rim has the layup altered in these five areas to create the ideal tensile strength, stiffness and durability built into them for the intended use.
CTg (Cryogenic Glass Transition)
Cryogenic Glass Transition is an innovative carbon clincher system designed to give riders maximum confidence when braking. CTg is designed as a full braking system with both wheel rim and brake pads being intended for use together. The specific carbon fibre lay-up of the brake track allows the laminates to act as a heat sink to increase heat dissipation. The result is a 53% heat reduction over standard rims which means braking is not only more powerful, but is also easier to control and more predictable.