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Reynolds Strike Carbon Clincher Wheelset, $999

Old 12-09-10, 07:14 AM
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Reynolds Strike Carbon Clincher Wheelset, $999

Anyone riding these wheels? Reviews? What do you think about the $999 price (Performance)?
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Old 12-09-10, 07:20 AM
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I rode them for a week as part of a demo program and I was pretty underwhelmed with their performance. You can read my review of them here (see the last post for the comprehensive review):

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...515-New-wheels

In short, I don't think they are the best option for larger riders.
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Old 12-09-10, 08:46 AM
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These wheels caught my attention on Performance, especially with the 15% off cupon the other day.
After reading the above review I'm kinda glad I didn't.
I know reviews can be subjective, but I'm holding out for the 404s, maybe this spring (if I feel I deserve them - i.e. if am going to race them)
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Old 12-09-10, 01:05 PM
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They were cheaper last week at Performance.
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Old 12-09-10, 01:06 PM
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Someone here bought the Assaults from Performance for $560. I'd wait for that deal to come back.
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Old 12-09-10, 01:07 PM
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I bought them last week when they had a 25% off coupon...just shipped today.
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Old 12-09-10, 03:23 PM
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The ~$560 price for Assaults was for tubulars.
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Nothing wrong with them at all. I have put about 12,000 miles of everyday use on some assaults. Best wheels I have ever owned. Picked up some strikes about 2 months ago. Not much of a difference IMHO. That's a good thing!! Buy em!!
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I've had my strikes for about a year. I'm a heavy hitter and have noticed zero downsides.

Stiff where they need to be stiff. Compliant where they need to be compliant. Braking has been fine even downhills (using supplied Reynolds pads)
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I'm 115lbs, and the wheels I demo'd were great.

In fact, I ended up buying a set. They were that good. They are by far the best carbon wheels you can buy under $1k.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
I'm 115lbs, and the wheels I demo'd were great.

In fact, I ended up buying a set. They were that good. They are by far the best carbon wheels you can buy under $1k.
Glad you are happy, but that is a pretty bold statement. Reynolds make a fine product, but there are lots of great sub $1k carbon wheels out there. People around here rave about Psimet, Boyd, Soul....

Or learn to roll your own and save even more.
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I'm 115lbs
Wow. Eat much?
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
Someone here bought the Assaults from Performance for $560. I'd wait for that deal to come back.
Yep. Nothing but trouble since.

No wheels, no confirmed order, people at performance are confused... credit company is confused.

Erg.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
Yep. Nothing but trouble since.

No wheels, no confirmed order, people at performance are confused... credit company is confused.

Erg.
They did the exact same thing to me when I was trying to purchase a pair of Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLs from them during a recent sale. In the end, they told me they received the order but never entered it into their system. I am guessing this was because the wheels were sold out but they didn't want to say anything until I asked.
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Old 12-09-10, 09:35 PM
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They did the exact same thing to me when I was trying to purchase a pair of Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLs from them during a recent sale. In the end, they told me they received the order but never entered it into their system. I am guessing this was because the wheels were sold out but they didn't want to say anything until I asked.
And what did you get? Money back or wheels?
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They said they couldn't promise to sell me the wheels for the same price when they were back in stock, so I canceled the whole order and chose to get credited back.
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I bet that will happen to me too.

Oh well.
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I ordered my Reynolds attack wheels last night and it shipped this morning from Performance. No issues so far. Hopefully the issues were just a few isolated cases.
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
Glad you are happy, but that is a pretty bold statement. Reynolds make a fine product, but there are lots of great sub $1k carbon wheels out there. People around here rave about Psimet, Boyd, Soul....

Or learn to roll your own and save even more.
Don't get me wrong. I meant that I consider them the best carbon wheels under $1k that are pre-built. These wheels will NOT compete with Psimet/other custom wheel builders.
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Reading all of these posts makes me want to order some carbon Reynolds.
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Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
I'm 115lbs, and the wheels I demo'd were great.

In fact, I ended up buying a set. They were that good. They are by far the best carbon wheels you can buy under $1k.
115 POUNDS!!! The way you run your mouth, I figured you must be 6'3" 225. Why is it that the pip squeaks are always so mouthy? Just joking!!
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