2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

Reynolds 72 Aero

$2,875, Reynoldscycling.com
The draw: One-of-a-kind rim shape

Like just about every other aero-focused race wheel maker, Reynolds’ new wheels are built around a wide brake track. This set, however, has one major difference from the shape that has quickly become the standard since Zipp released the Firecrest 404 in 2010. Reynolds’ wide outer rim tapers down to a sharp inner edge, which the company says is faster than the alternative. In changing crosswinds, they are pushed off course a little more than some aero wheels, and have a buttery smooth ride for such a deep wheel.

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