New Reynolds Rolls Out Deeper, Lighter 60mm Aero Road Wheels

reynolds 60mm DB aero road wheels being ridden past a field

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Hot on the heels of their 46mm series of wheels, Reynolds’ new 60mm wheels go deeper and claim to be the most stable wheel at that depth, using their DET 2 profile and optimized layup to deliver a deep aero wheelset as light as 1,500g.

Offered in three variations, all have the same rim profile with a 21mm wide tubeless-ready interior that’s optimized for 28mm tubeless tires. They keep a hooked bead, maximizing tire options and allowing you to run it with tubes, too.

closeup details of reynolds BL60 DB aero road bike wheels

The rims max out at a very broad 34.25mm width about 1/3 of the way down the rim from the tire bead, then curve inward toward the tire with a constant arc. It’s surprisingly distinct from the varied profile of the 46mm models, and Reynolds says it provides excellent crosswind stability, letting you stay in the aero tuck longer and easier, improving overall aerodynamics for a faster overall ride than with wheels that might suffer more from wayward gusts .

reynolds BL60 Pro DB aero road bike wheels

The top-level BL60 (for Black Label) Pro DB and Expert DB models use the same CR6 carbon rim layup for the lightest weights, while a budget-friendly AR60 DB uses a lower-level CR3 carbon.

The Pro model (above) uses their custom Industry Nine Torch Road hubs with Sapim CX Ray spokes (20 front, 24 rear) with alloy nipples to come in at just 1,500g for the set. MSRP is $2,299.

reynolds BL60 Expert DB aero road bike wheels

The Expert bumps it to 24 spokes in the front and switches to the latest Ringle Super Bubba X Road hubs, which have a slightly faster 4th engagement (versus 6th), but weigh a bit more at 1,540g. MSRP is $1,899.

reynolds AR60 DB aero road bike wheels

The AR60 DB get Sapim Sprint spokes with brass nipples and their Ringle SRX Road hub (12th engagement) with a 1,640g weight. Price is $1,499. available soon.

All three come with tubeless tape pre-installed, and the top two models get alloy valve stems while the AR model gets a brass stem in the box.

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