Reynolds 29er XC Carbon and 27.5 Carbon AM wheels

27.5 29er Cross Country Enduro Wheels

Let’s face it, carbon wheels are a hot market and right now and Reynolds Cycling is one of the premier brands when it comes to carbon wheels. Long known for their innovations with carbon road wheels, Reynolds is expanding their mountain bike offerings for 2014 with several new models in the popular 27.5″ wheel size and they are expanding their 29er offerings as well.

Here is what Paul Lew (Reynolds Cycling Director of Engineering) has to say about carbon MTB wheels:
“Carbon provides a quieter, stiffer, stronger ride you can feel immediately. It takes the chatter out of the rough sections, helps you stick in the corners and brings all the strength of our composite technologies from the road to the trail.”

In this video, Rob from Reynolds shows us some highlights of the new 2014 carbon MTB wheels including the all new 29R XC carbon wheels and the super wide (31mm) 27.5 AM carbon wheels.

29 XC carbon wheels

  • designed for the XC racer, marathoner, super endurance racer or every day rider
  • weight: 1525 grams (set)
  • shallower and narrower than previous version (26mm deep, 24mm wide)
  • 19mm internal channel
  • stiff, accelerates well, fast
  • comes with interchangeable end cap options front and rear (to fit any axle standard)
  • 11 speed ready out of the box
  • XX1 driver available

The Reynolds 29 XC carbon wheels are due in stores around fall of this year and will have an MSRP of $1990.

27.5 carbon AM wheels

  • designed for the enduro racer or aggressive trail rider (perhaps the strongest rim Reynolds has ever made)
  • 31mm wide
  • 24mm internal channel
  • tubeless ready
  • approx. 1650 grams
  • come with interchangeable end cap options front and rear (to fit any axle standard)

The Reynolds 27.5 AM carbon wheels are also due in stores around fall of this year with an MSRP of $1900.

For those of you on a budget, Reynolds still makes plenty of wheels in Alloy (designated with the “R” on the model name). Also, they offer the RAP (Reynolds Assurance Program) as an additional option that provides a type of “insurance” against accident damage with a no-questions-asked policy.

More information about the current product lineup from Reynolds, check them out at: https://www.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • ginsu says:

    For the price, I really wish they would do a cosmetic woven layer because Carbon wheels are just utterly boring looking. Flat black for $2000?

  • JG says:

    So, now carbon wheels are ‘quieter’ and help you stick in the corners? I am so tired of marketing bullshit.

  • JG says:

    “designed for the XC racer, marathoner, super endurance racer or every day rider.”

    So, uh, I wonder what type of rider these wheels are specifically made for. More of the same……

  • Teleken says:

    Sure they are all carbon goodness but barely 100gms lighter than my 29′ wheels that cost around $800. If you have the income might as well go all out I guess.

  • Eric says:

    Stans Race Gold 29er wheels are $1,000 less and 110g less. I’ll keep my Stans. Keep in mind, I’m 160lbs and ride modest XC trails. Nothing rough.

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