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Pulling the trigger on wheels, Reynolds AR vs ARx

Old 03-05-19, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by OUGrad05 View Post
What brand 28mm tire? I'm going to run GP5000s on whatever I decide to get, preferably the 28mm, just wondering if I won't have to go with the 25c since those tires will ride and roll wider on a rim that wide...

I'm wondering if my LBS can shed some light on the tire mounting issue.
I just mounted 25mm GP5000s on 21c rims and they measured 27.1mm at 85psi. I laid them out in the sun for a bit and had no issues mounting them with just my hands.
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I mounted 28mm Vittoria Corsa G. Mounted easily without the use of tire levers. Just need to remember to place the bead on the inside track and pull along the circumference to build enough slack to mount with your thumbs and palms.

If if you’re having problems mounting clinchers on AR series wheels, then you’re doing something wrong.
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Originally Posted by OUGrad05 View Post
What brand 28mm tire? I'm going to run GP5000s on whatever I decide to get, preferably the 28mm
Did you get those AR41 or AR41x in the end? Did you set them up tubeless with GP5000TL? How did it go?

AR41 DB are my top contender as well, but I’m unable to find any user experience regarding ease of setting up tubeless online and Reynolds support is kinda mysterious on the topic. I would like to set them up with Conti GP5000TL 28c, but I don’t want to learn new curse words after purchase of 1.200 EUR wheelset.
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Originally Posted by igs417 View Post
Did you get those AR41 or AR41x in the end? Did you set them up tubeless with GP5000TL? How did it go?

AR41 DB are my top contender as well, but I’m unable to find any user experience regarding ease of setting up tubeless online and Reynolds support is kinda mysterious on the topic. I would like to set them up with Conti GP5000TL 28c, but I don’t want to learn new curse words after purchase of 1.200 EUR wheelset.
I went the cheaper (AR) route after some additional reading and put 28c GP5000s on them. So far I'm very very pleased with that purchase. In combination with my winter training and the wheel/tire combo I'm significantly faster than I was in the fall. At some point when I buy a racier frame, I'll buy a set of even better wheels, but these are wide, which helps with aero, they've got a decent cross section but don't catch wind, so overall very pleased.
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Originally Posted by OUGrad05 View Post
I went the cheaper route after some additional reading and put 28c GP5000s on them. So far I'm very very pleased with that purchase. In combination with my winter training and the wheel/tire combo I'm significantly faster than I was in the fall. At some point when I buy a racier frame, I'll buy a set of even better wheels, but these are wide, which helps with aero, they've got a decent cross section but don't catch wind, so overall very pleased.
I'm curious, what wheelset did you get?
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Old 05-01-19, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by igs417 View Post
I'm curious, what wheelset did you get?
Reynold AR41
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Old 05-01-19, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by OUGrad05 View Post
Reynold AR41
Yeah, now I see it. :-) You put GP5000 tubeless on them?
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Originally Posted by igs417 View Post
Yeah, now I see it. :-) You put GP5000 tubeless on them?
Not running tubeless, though I believe they're tubeless ready.
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Originally Posted by OUGrad05 View Post
Not running tubeless, though I believe they're tubeless ready.
No mounting difficulties, I assume?
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Originally Posted by igs417 View Post
No mounting difficulties, I assume?
No.
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Old 05-01-19, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by OUGrad05 View Post
No.
Thanks a lot mate!
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Thanks a lot mate!
You bet, we gotta help eachother out on here. If you get a set let me know what you think.
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Old 05-02-19, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by OUGrad05 View Post
You bet, we gotta help eachother out on here. If you get a set let me know what you think.
Sure thing. You measured real width of those 28mm Contis on that rims? How are they stacking up with AR41 30 mm external width? All nicely lined up and aero?
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Originally Posted by igs417 View Post
Sure thing. You measured real width of those 28mm Contis on that rims? How are they stacking up with AR41 30 mm external width? All nicely lined up and aero?
Yeah about perfect, the tires in my case turned out to be 29.5mm, I think the wheel is 30.5? So decent shot at re-attachment of the air.
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I had the same clincher tire (Schwalbe One) mounting difficulties with 2018 / 2019 Reynolds tubeless-ready Assault rims.

Appears from this thread that some tires may be easier to mount than others, but I didn't sign-up for changing tire brands.

After numerous Reynolds wheels (4?) over the past 10yrs, I sold this set and won't be back until compatibility has been improved.

Originally Posted by Sojodave View Post
The first wheelset is super duper incredibly hard to mount tires, and the second one is impossible.
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I have Reynolds carbon rims that are tubeless ready. I just got Continental 5000 clinchers I spent about two hours getting them on. My thumbs are still soar. I'm scared to death to get a flat on the road.
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My buddy got these on a used bike he bought and will be selling them because there is no way to do road side maintenance on this wheelset. The tires are just flipping impossible to get on/off.

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Old 05-03-19, 02:22 PM
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Found the difference in five seconds.
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Alloy nipples are lighter so the ARx is lighter overall but IME they are not worth it. Once they start breaking it's a downhill slide. You'll wind up having the whole wheelset rebuilt with brass nipples anyway.



+1. My buddy got these on a used bike he bought and will be selling them because there is no way to do road side maintenance on this wheelset. The tires are just flipping impossible to get on/off.
Same thing with the Reynolds Strikes I have. I had that issue running clincher with a tube. Then I finally went tubeless, my mistake did Hutchinson Galaktics,got a puncture that wont seal....nightmare lol.

So go tubeless, with a tire with decent puncture belt and you should be ok. Oh...and stick to Stans , stay the hell away from Finish Line sealant. That sealant is garbage.
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I had the same clincher tire (Schwalbe One) mounting difficulties with 2018 Reynolds tubeless-ready Assault rims.

Appears from this thread that some tires may be easier to mount than others, but I didn't sign-up for changing tire brands.

After numerous Reynolds wheels (4?) over the past 10yrs, I sold this set and won't be back until compatibility has been improved.
I have Assaults and haven't had an issue with Schwalbes (S-One/G-One Speed, G-One All-around) - on with bare hands, off with a single lever.
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After numerous Reynolds wheels (4?) over the past 10yrs, I sold this set and won't be back until compatibility has been improved.
Prior to moving to my new bike and disc brakes, I had Reynolds Assaults on my bike. I rode them with Schwalbe tubeless tyres and never really had any issues getting the tyres on or off. Looks like compatibility has been improved
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I have Assaults and haven't had an issue with Schwalbes (S-One/G-One Speed, G-One All-around) - on with bare hands, off with a single lever.
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Prior to moving to my new bike and disc brakes, I had Reynolds Assaults on my bike. I rode them with Schwalbe tubeless tyres and never really had any issues getting the tyres on or off. Looks like compatibility has been improved
Pre-tubeless Reynolds Attacks and Assaults were a joy to mount Schwalbe One, Evo, ZX, etc clinchers on... just thumbs.

Then I bought Reynolds’ latest 2018 / 2019 tubeless-ready Assaults and broke irons mounting the same Schwalbe One clinchers.
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Pre-tubeless Reynolds Attacks and Assaults were a joy to mount Schwalbe One, Evo, ZX, etc clinchers on... just thumbs.

Then I bought Reynolds’ latest 2018 / 2019 tubeless-ready Assaults and broke irons mounting the same Schwalbe One clinchers.
Mine are tubeless.
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I bought a set of the AR41, mounted a Vittoria Corsa Speed tubeless on the front and a Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance tubeless on the back. No problem with either, the Hutch went on without using levers. Both sealed the bead on the first try with soap and water. First ride the front hub was making noise, a scratching sound for part of each rotation. After the ride the sound was still there, with noticeable drag on the hub when spun off the fork. The noise and drag increased when there was a load on the wheel just rolling across a smooth floor. The rear hub had a lot of freehub drag, to the point where the crank would rotate when the rear wheel was spinning on the workstand. This is unacceptable for a new set of wheels, returned to Reynolds for refund. Maybe the 41X hubs are better.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rad View Post
Pre-tubeless Reynolds Attacks and Assaults were a joy to mount Schwalbe One, Evo, ZX, etc clinchers on... just thumbs.

Then I bought Reynolds’ latest 2018 / 2019 tubeless-ready Assaults and broke irons mounting the same Schwalbe One clinchers.
Ah. Maybe they changed the mold then? Mine were from 2017. I rode them with Schwalbe One tubeless with Stan's.

I liked the Reynolds wheels so much I wanted to put a pair on my new bike except the LBS didn't have any with disc brakes and they told me none of the disc brake rims were tubeless compatible. So I ended up going with a custom build Boyd wheel set. Couldn't be happier.
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I recently went to Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST. First time with any tubeless wheels. Totally blown away with the way they roll and their smoothness.

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Not to sound rude but save your money and buy some Boyd wheels.
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Not to sound rude but save your money and buy some Boyd wheels.
Which? That I see, the most comparable Boyd's are ~$1600 - that's not a savings.
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