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Reynolds Aero 80 Carbon Clincher/Tubeless-Ready


$2,499, Backcountry.com

The draw: Flat-out speed with a smooth ride

Most deep wheelsets are fast on flats and down hills, but rough on the behind. The Reynolds Aero 80 are different. Despite having a wind-cheating 80mm profile that works great in all but the wildest crosswinds, the Aero 80 doesn’t feel as unforgiving as many of the other extra deep rims. The smooth ride coupled with a still surprisingly responsive attack and top-notch braking make this wheelset the perfect choice for bigger riders who can hold down a deep front wheel but don’t want their bones shaken to bits.

1,797 grams