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The 58 AERO is a phenomenal all-around wheel for the road racer, serious, performance oriented cyclist or that triathlete wanting just a little more of a competitive edge. Weighing 1580 grams per set, it is the lightest of the three AERO Wheels.
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
The aerodynamic benefits of DET™ require fewer watts to go faster and inspire confidence in technical criterium courses, winding roads and descents that dreams are made of.
Dispersive Effect Termination
Dispersive Effect Termination (DET™) is a revolutionary rim shape designed by
Reynolds Cycling, and applied to its new line of wheels, the AERO. DET™ smoothes turbulent, excited, energized airflow and re-attaches it to the aerodynamic surface, effectively reducing aerodynamic drag. It also challenges the popular perception that turbulence in the boundary layer of a bicycle rim is beneficial. Instead, the unique “V”-shaped rim is designed to minimize airflow turbulence. Rims featuring DET™, at 26.2mm, are wider than competitor rims. This width rim removes the “balloon effect” caused by wide tyres on narrow rims, gracing the cyclist with better cornering, decreased rolling resistance, and a more comfortable ride. The 26.2mm rim width fits all UCI approved road and all triathlon 2011, 2012 and 2013 frames.
CTg Carbon Clincher Braking System
CTg is an innovative braking solution developed by the engineers of the Reynolds Composite Studio (RCS) to give riders utmost braking confidence in their wheels. The carbon fiber clincher may very well be the perfect wheel: it’s fast, light, and strong, with the added benefit of convenient-to-change tyres. Yet there is a challenge in creating a carbon clincher that stands up to rough roads, stresses imparted by the rider, and heat build-up during extended braking. Designed as a fully integrated system, CTg (Cryogenic Glass Transition), is Reynolds’ patented carbon fiber rim-and-brake pad pairing that allows Reynolds wheels to run up to 53% cooler than standard (non CTg) rim-and-pad combinations. CTg ensures smooth, predictable braking performance, enhanced safety, and industry-leading dependability.
The CTg brake track unlike other brands that order off-the-shelf, Reynolds formulates its own proprietary carbon fiber laminates and specifies only the highest grades of resin systems for its rims. With this arsenal of differing carbon fiber lay-ups and high-performance resins, Reynolds engineers arrange laminates in optimized layers to create the CTg brake track. These layers extend into the rim, effectively creating a heat sink. Heat dissipates away from the surface, to be cooled by the passing air.
To Reynolds engineers, it was logical to develop brake pads in conjunction with their rims due to the critical role that both play in braking performance. Made of proprietary polymer compounds, Reynolds’ Cryo-Blue pads are designed to work specifically with the CTg brake track. Together, the combination of brake track and pads reduces rim temperatures by up to 220° F versus other manufacturers’ carbon-specific pads.
In the world of cycling, Reynolds stands as one of a handful of iconic brands. The legendary connection between Reynolds and cycling began in 1897 in Birmingham, England with the introduction of the company’s first lugged, steel tube sets. Reynolds has distinguished itself as a brand at the cutting edge of cycling technology ever since. From the prestigious 531/753/853 badges on lugged steel frames, to the revolutionary RZR line of Ultralight wheels, Reynolds’ historic contribution to precision, craftsmanship, and innovation in cycling takes a back seat to no one. Reynolds Cycling in Salt Lake City is a branch in the Reynolds family tree that has developed into one of the world’s pre-eminent carbon wheel manufacturers, and carries on the tradition of excellence in the global cycling industry. Reynolds has supplied carbon tubing for some of the finest bicycle brands; their components, forks and wheels can be found under many professional riders. In 2008 Reynolds joined forces with legendary carbon fibre engineer Paul Lew. Paul’s ideas and innovation have helped transform the way Reynolds manufactures carbon wheels, from layup to moulds. Today, the sole focus of Reynolds Cycling is to produce the best carbon wheels available. When you ride a Reynolds wheel you’re experiencing the heritage and pedigree so many champions have trusted to carry them to victory. For more than a century, the name Reynolds has stood for quality, design and performance in bicycle components because we’re renowned for creating products that deliver a cycling experience unlike any other.
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The 58 is the shallowest wheel in Reynolds' new high-end aero range, which also includes 72 and 90mm models. The brand is gunning straight for Zipp
and ENVE with these fast, light carbon clinchers that are stable in windy conditions. But instead of using a 'fat' profile like their rivals, Reynolds has developed a sharp-edged shape called DET Dispersive Effect Termination that's said to take all aspects of good airfoil design into account, not just low drag.
The 58s are instantly impressive. They're the stiffest conventionally-spoked wheels we've tested and they
accelerate quickly, feel lighter than their measured 1,605g when climbing, and corner with vigour.
Braking is great in the dry but there's the familiar carbon wheel pause before anything happens in the wet. They feel as fast as they claim to be, delivering
higher speeds than we're used to for a given number from our power meter it's no wind tunnel test, but we're sure these are rapid. The real magic, though, is the stability. Even in strong crosswinds on open ground (with a 71kg rider) they stay calm and barely move off line an inch.
This is a fast wheelset that will repay your investment with its huge versatility
Reynolds have put a lot of time into their new 'Aero' wheel range and it definitely shows. One of the first and most noticeable changes is how wide they are at the rim (26.2mm to be exact) and how they progress down to a
point at the leading edge, in contrast to what other companies like Zipp have been doing with the 'blunt' Firecrest shape. One other important thing that
Reynolds stress is that the wheels are optimised for use with 23mm tyres, as anything wider will decrease aerodynamic efficiency at the rim. Out on the road, they spin up to speed very
nicely for a deep rim, especially considering the 1,660g weight (claimed 1,580g). There was no problem with stiffness, nor with the related brake-rub issues that can occur, even when we set the brakes millimetres from the rims. Braking, meanwhile, is excellent and comparable to the similarly superb response of the Mavic 40Cs.
Pricewise, they compare well with Mavic and are cheaper than their Enve and Zipp counterparts. They hold their own ascending too be confident riding them on all but the very hilliest of courses. The other outstanding feature is stability they are superb in crosswinds. And it's that firmness that gives you the confidence to keep on going when, with other aero wheelsets,
you might otherwise tread tentatively.
But when you put the power down, these wheels are almost literally jaw-dropping. Obviously, without
wind-tunnel testing we can't say exactly what the aerodynamic advantages are, but at a set intensity and power on our standard test route, the Aero 58s gave faster speeds than pretty much any other similarly specced wheelset we've tested.
One of the best aero wheelsets
we've ever ridden
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