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Lightweight wheels for all season training

The Reynolds Solitude Wheelset is a go-anywhere, do-anything option for anyone looking to either upgrade from a stock wheelset or to get the most out of their training. In fact, you'll find that these wheels are being used for off-season training by teams ranging from the likes of AG2R to the domestic powerhouse, Hagens Berman. And with a medium-profile, 24mm depth, a durable aluminum construction, and a 1575 gram overall weight, it's easy to see why.

As we mentioned, the Reynolds Solitude features a 24mm deep, aluminum construction. Essentially, this makes the wheels just shallow enough to minimize rotational weight, while being just deep enough to cut through the air. In terms of both compliance and rigidity, the aluminum composition creates an efficient interface between your pedaling force and the road. You'll find that the wheels spin up rather quickly, and hold their speed well on both the flats and descents. And speaking of descents, the maximum 20.0mm rim width of the Solitude creates a sturdy platform for cornering through windy courses.

There are 20 radial front spokes and 24 rear spokes laced in a two-cross drive/ radial non-drive pattern. And new for 2013, the nipples have been moved to the exterior of the rim, finally easing your service and maintenance. As for the hubs, you'll find that Reynolds selected a lightweight, yet sturdy, aluminum hub set, with easily serviceable sealed cartridge bearings.

The Reynolds Solitude Clincher Wheelset is available in the color Black with White labels and as a 700c clincher. Reynolds is offering this wheelset with either a Shimano- or Campagnolo-compatible freehub body, and yes, the Shimano-version is compatible with 9-, 10-, and 11-speed group sets. It's also worth noting that each wheelset comes with Reynolds Cr-Mo Black skewers and a pair of Reynolds rim strips.

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5 5

The hubs are magic

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great upgrade for those of us who don't race and still want something sturdy and quick. Spin up pretty easy yet keep speed long after you've stopped pedaling (doesn't make sense to me either, but its true). Really stiff and inspire confidence while descending or cornering. Really amazed at how much faster I could go over rollers with these, accelerate downhill much faster than my old Mavic's and carry that speed longer. Really happy with these.

How do you adjust the bearings on these...

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How do you adjust the bearings on these wheels? My front wheel has some play in it.Thanks.

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The hubs in these wheels use sealed cartridge bearings, so they're not adjustable. You just need new ones. Any bike shop should be able to get them for you.

5 5

Nice Wheel

This wheel is a great deal. It's super light very affordable It rides very nice and has a good aerodynamic profile. They are about 32mm deep. And are close to 1500G per set. Aluminum wheels may not be quite as light or aero as carbon but they don't determinate from when you come down little cottonwood canyon. I think they are more durable and when yo do have to replace them they are 1/2 the cost. I have a couple pairs of Assault carbon wheels and some Mavics. These are nice wheels. Light enough for race day and strong enough to commute with.

4 5

Pretty good, wrong product description

Just got these in the mail from CL this week and mounted them. For the price ($350 or under), they seem to be a great bang for your buck.
The Product description is totally incorrect in some respects though and needs to be updated:
-The spokes are NOT internal on this model. Previous models of the solitude were internal, and they updated the design due to spoke breakage issues I believe
-These are not made in the USA/Utah. The box clearly said "Made in Taiwan" and decals on the internal area of the rim had asian QC markings, so that was kind of a bummer.
Besides that, they seem great for the $$ in terms of apparent build quality. I will update my review if there are issues.

4 5

Good for the $$. Wrong Product Details

Just got these in the mail from CL this week and mounted them. For the price ($350 or under), they seem to be a great bang for your buck.
The Product description is totally incorrect in some respects though and needs to be updated:
-The spokes are NOT internal on this model. Previous models of the solitude were internal, and they updated the design due to spoke breakage issues I believe
-These are not made in the USA/Utah. The box clearly said "Made in Taiwan" and decals on the internal area of the rim had asian QC markings, so that was kind of a bummer.
Besides that, they seem great for the $$ in terms of apparent build quality. I will update my review if there are issues.