Reynolds Renew Blacklabel 307 & 309 Wheels with Extra Compliance for Higher Monitoring

Reynolds Renew Blacklabel 307 & 309 Wheels with Extra Compliance for Higher Monitoring


Carbon wheel producer, Reynolds, has renewed its lineup of 29″ and 27.5″ wheels for Enduro and Downhill, now boasting shallower, extra compliant rims mentioned to supply improved monitoring. Sustaining a 30mm inner width and an uneven profile, the brand new carbon rims lose 6mm in depth, now down to only 20.5 mm.

The brand new wheelsets are lighter, and are mentioned to supply improved impression resistance over their predecessors. The truth is, Reynolds go as far as to say these Blacklabel 307 & 309 wheels characterize absolutely the quickest wheel options out there for DH and Enduro, but additionally lead the {industry} when it comes to impression resistance and sturdiness.

Right here’s an summary.

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Reynolds Blacklabel Wheelsets have been developed with enter from Pivot Manufacturing facility Racing

Reynolds Blacklabel 307/309 DH & Enduro Carbon Wheelsets

Like many wheel producers, Reynolds are appreciating the deserves of a little bit of compliance in a wheelset, with the testing carried out by workforce riders revealing a choice for a extra forgiving wheel. As such, the newest Blacklabel 307 & 309 (27.5″ and 29″) Carbon Wheels from Reynolds look to supply improved consolation and monitoring over tough terrain with a shallower rim depth of simply 20.5mm.

Reynolds tells us this 6mm discount in rim depth has led to a rim that’s virtually 40% extra vertically compliant. Inner width stays at 30mm, however the exterior width grows a bit to 37mm, with a slight asymmetry to the profile that permits for extra equally balanced spoke tensions between the drive and non-drive sides.

That is true for all 4 new wheelsets launched as we speak: Blacklabel Enduro Professional, Blacklabel Enduro Knowledgeable, TR Enduro, and Blacklabel DH Knowledgeable. All see rims composed of Reynolds’ IDM Matrix, mentioned to mix the highest-quality carbon fibers with a singular resin with distinctive impression dispersing traits.

The Reynolds Enduro Wheels see simply 28 spokes entrance and rear, largely to make sure the additional compliance of that shallower rim can truly be felt by the rider, but additionally to maintain weight down. In the meantime the Downhill providing runs 32 spokes in a bid to keep up a better stiffness, and extra exact experience high quality in consequence.

Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Professional Wheels get a 30mm inner width carbon rim that’s 20.5mm deep

The New Reynolds Enduro Wheels

Prime quality for Enduro is the Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Professional wheelset, retailing at £2,200 ($2,299.99 USD). This one advantages from the model’s lightest carbon layup, known as the MR5 layup. The set weighs a claimed 1,834 grams in 29″, and 1,728 grams in 27.5″. Its 28 Sapim CX-Delta spokes are laced to an Business 9 Hydra Hubset with an industry-leading engagement of 0.52°.

Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Professional Wheels run customized Business 9 Hydra Hubs with 28 straight-pull spokes entrance and rear; the hubs have the exact same confirmed internals because the Hydra Traditional, however with a hub shell geometry specified by Hayes

Slightly heavier, and a bit extra inexpensive, is the Reynolds Blacklabel Enduro Knowledgeable wheelset, priced at £1,800 ($1,899.99 USD). It will get the exact same rim with the lighter MR5 carbon layup, however is laced through Sapim CX-Delta spokes to a Ringle Tremendous Bubba X hubset providing a slower, however very respectable engagement of 4°.

This could possibly be the popular possibility if meant for a motorcycle that suffers with pedal kickback, except in fact it’s paired with an OChain. The Enduro Knowledgeable wheelset weighs a claimed 1,870 grams in 29″, and 1,762 grams in 27.5″.

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Reynolds TR Enduro Carbon Wheelset

Essentially the most inexpensive wheelset in Reynolds’ Enduro vary is the TR Enduro, priced at £1,350 ($1,449.99 USD). This one weighs a claimed 1,861 grams in 27.5″ – a claimed weight for the 29″ possibility has not but been specified. The TR Enduro wheels are laced with 28 Sapim Dash spokes, secured with EXT brass nipples, to a Ringle SRX MTN hubset. The drive mechanism sees 3 pawls partaking each 12°.

All three new Enduro wheelsets from Reynolds include CL hubs, solely, however are every out there with Shimano HG, MicroSpline and SRAM XD driver our bodies.

Reynolds Blacklabel Downhill Knowledgeable Wheel will get the identical rim because the Enduro Professional and Enduro Knowledgeable Wheelset, solely it’s laced with 32 spokes entrance and rear

The New Reynolds Downhill Wheels

The Reynolds Blacklabel Downhill Knowledgeable Wheelset is priced at £1,800 ($1,899.99 USD). It runs the exact same MR5 carbon rim because the Blacklabel Enduro wheels, however right here that rim is laced to the hubs through 32 Sapim Dash spokes (J-Bend), entrance and rear. Hubs come within the type of Ringle Tremendous Bubba hubs, with the choice for 4° or 8° engagement, and they’re 6-bolt solely. Claimed weight in 29″ is 1, 943 grams.

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Pricing & Availability

All Reynolds Blacklabel and TR Carbon Wheelsets for Enduro and Downhill can be found on the Hayes Bicycle web site now in 29″, 27.5″ and MX pairings, retailing on the following costs:

  • Enduro Black Label Professional £2,200 / $2,299.99 USD / €2,330
  • Enduro Black Label Knowledgeable £1,800 / $1,899.99 USD / €1,930
  • Enduro TR £1,350 / $1,449.99 USD / €1,470
  • DH Knowledgeable £1,800 / $1,899.99 USD / €1,930