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cookietom
09-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Any suggestion about 2012 Reynolds Assault Carbon Clinchers,,owner said only used 5 times in Tri,,had them checked and tuned, excellent condition,,skewers and brake pads for $650....

Too heavy for climbing?

thegunner
09-30-2014, 07:34 PM
aren't they like... 1480 grams? i liked the dv46's fwiw :) 2012 i think might've been the year before the CTG brake track treatment though.

shovelhd
09-30-2014, 07:35 PM
Any suggestion about 2012 Reynolds Assault Carbon Clinchers,,owner said only used 5 times in Tri,,had them checked and tuned, excellent condition,,skewers and brake pads for $650....

Too heavy for climbing?

What's too heavy for you? They are on the light side for carbon clinchers. Use the Reynolds pads as they work well in all conditions. When they went on sale in 2013 you could get a set for $899.

cookietom
09-30-2014, 08:20 PM
What's too heavy for you? They are on the light side for carbon clinchers. Use the Reynolds pads as they work well in all conditions. When they went on sale in 2013 you could get a set for $899.

Who?

cwayne
10-01-2014, 08:48 AM
i have a set and that price is hard to beat. It's a rock solid wheel that spins up well and stays steady in heavy crosswinds.

cookietom
10-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Ok, I am suppose to buy those wheels this Saturday for $600,,,they are 2011 model ,,owner said only used 5 times since new in Tri,,wheels just trued and tuned last week. Why am I getting nervous?

thwart
10-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Ok, I am suppose to buy those wheels this Saturday for $600,,,they are 2011 model ,,owner said only used 5 times since new in Tri,,wheels just trued and tuned last week. Why am I getting nervous?

Well, $600 is a fair amount of money to drop on wheels, for one.

If it helps, see if you can get a LBS (or failing that, one of us) to look the wheels over before the purchase...

oldpotatoe
10-08-2014, 08:47 AM
Any suggestion about 2012 Reynolds Assault Carbon Clinchers,,owner said only used 5 times in Tri,,had them checked and tuned, excellent condition,,skewers and brake pads for $650....

Too heavy for climbing?

Climb with one full bottle rather than 2...

Hepmike
10-08-2014, 10:54 AM
I've had a set for two seasons (paid the same price- $600), and I've used them for everything - racing, training, thousands of miles with zero issues. Great all-arounders IMO.

c-record
10-08-2014, 11:18 AM
I'll dissent here and say I'm less than impressed with the braking performance in the wet with this wheel. I have a set of new Reynolds Assaults this year and same thing-terrifying in the wet compared to other carbon I've been on (not that any are amazing).

FH body swap is a huge pain if you ever need to do that as well. I think the current stuff is improved in most areas where I have concern.

Joachim
10-08-2014, 11:24 AM
I'll dissent here and say I'm less than impressed with the braking performance in the wet with this wheel. I have a set of new Reynolds Assaults this year and same thing-terrifying in the wet compared to other carbon I've been on (not that any are amazing).

FH body swap is a huge pain if you ever need to do that as well. I think the current stuff is improved in most areas where I have concern.

Do you have the 2014 Assaults SLG's? I have the 2014 Attacks and have ridden the 2014 Assaults extensively. The braking does not feel any different from Enve Smarts in the wet.

lhuerta
10-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Reynolds integrated the CTG brake track and beefed up their carbon wheels starting with 2011 wheels (the same year that Zipp, Enve and others did the same on their carbon clinchers, after many reports of brake track melt down). I own a set of 2011 FortySix and have ridden as my every day wheels for the last three years (same braking track but slightly different wheel design)...with the Reynolds blue pads the braking is very predictable and consistent in ALL conditions.

Here is a review from 2011 on the Assaults u r considering.

http://road.cc/content/review/33505-reynolds-assault-c

lou