Interbike 2015 – Reynolds Carbon Wheels and American Classic Smokin’ Gun Wheels

by Brian Mullin on October 5, 2015

Reynolds 27.5 Plus, Enduro and Trail Carbon Wheelsets

Reynolds 27.5 Plus, Enduro and Trail Carbon Wheelsets

Reynolds was showing off three new carbon wheelset models, a 27.5 Plus, and an Enduro and Trail lineup. All the wheelsets utilize hookless bead carbon rims, and they’ll be using the excellent Industry Nine straight pull hubs that are laced with 28 Sapim CX-Ray spokes in a 3x pattern. The Enduro and Trail use an asymmetric design for the rim, and in the rear the spokes are the same length on the drive and non-drive side. Because of its width the 27.5 Plus will stay with a more normal symmetrical design for the rim.


Reynolds 27.5 Plus Carbon Wheelset

Their fat 27.5 Plus wheels have an internal 40mm and external 45mm width and weigh a sprightly 1625 grams. They’ll only be available in the Boost axle spacing for both the front and rear (110/148mm) and will retail for $2600.

Reynolds rims specs

The Enduro and Trail models will come in 27.5″ and 29″ sizes and will retail for $2500. Fortunately, they’re configurable for all popular axle sizes and are adaptable to 100/142mm or Boost 110/148mm spacing by way of different end caps. The Enduro model have an internal 28mm and external 34mm width and weigh a light 1565 grams for the 27.5″ and 1585 grams for 29″. The Trail model have an internal 25mm and external 30mm width and weigh an even lighter 1525 grams for the 27.5″ and 1545 grams for 29″.

American Classic Smokin' Gun Wheelset 29 or 27.5

American Classic Smokin’ Gun Wheelset 29 or 27.5

American Classic announced several new products for this next season, the foremost being the wide Smokin’ Gun tubeless wheelsets that have with a 43mm outer and 40mm inner width. The wheels come in 27.5″ and 29″ sizes and the entire slew of hub specs, including their new boost front and rear, standard QR, lefty front and more normal thru axles. The 32-hole rims get their 14/15 gauge spokes and nipples and come fitted with their new blue tubeless tape. The wheels are pretty light for such a big wheel (27.5@1733g and 29@1790g) which should result in better acceleration and rolling.I am looking forward to seeing how these ride in the real world

Smokin’ Gun Specs

  • 27.5 1733 gr/pair with standard hubs or boost hubs
  • 29 1790 gr/pair
  • Your choice of hubs and axle spec 32/32 spoke hole drilling:
    • Front 6 bolt disc 15mm thru axle, new 110mm x 15mm boost thru axle, standard QR, lefty, new RS1 reactive steering hub
    • Rear 6 bolt shimano/sram 10-11 speed or sram xd 12mm x 142mm, standard QR, new boost 12mm x 148mm
  • Taped with new AC Blue tubeless tape sets (1 fiber layer, 1 blue tape layer), AC tubeless valves
  • AC 14/15 gauge black spokes, AC silver nipples
  • Can be ridden with a tubeless tire and sealant or with standard tire and tube

American Classic Boost Hubs

American Classic Boost Hubs

The Boost hubs, front and rear, have symmetric flange spacing resulting in equally dished wheels. To

the rider, this means that the wheel is laterally stiffer with more responsive handling and acceleration. The improved chain line on our AC boost hubs allows huge tires to fit tighter and closer to the bottom bracket so that the boost bikes with their short wheelbase handle crisply.

Boost hubs Specs

  • Options 32 spoke hole:
    • Front 6 bolt disc 110mm x 15mm boost thru axle
    • Rear 6 bolt shimano/sram 10-11 speed or sram xd boost 12mm x 148mm
  • These hubs are available on the new AC Smokin Gun and Wide Lightning wheelsets

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