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Ridden: Reynolds ATR Disc

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August 10, 2015 – In the battle for carbon rim supremacy Zipp and Bontrager are battling tooth and nail, ENVE is carving out a spot of its own, and new brands are popping up almost daily. It’s easy to forget Reynolds has been out there making carbon clinchers as long as any of them. With wheels like the new ATR, they are getting harder to forget.

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ATR stands for All-Terrain Road, and you’d be excused if at first glance you thought these were mountain bike wheels – the dimensions are Godzilla huge. These rims are wider than they are tall, 29mm x 28mm, and based on Reynold’s 29 Trail mountain rims they are tubeless compatible as well. The internal width, 21mm, is wider than a traditional rim’s outer width. These rims are about riding a large volume tire and making it shine. With width like this the rims are disc only.  These are not all-around wheels, what they do they do well, namely suck up nasty asphalt, dirt or gravel and laugh. 24 steel spokes front and back mate to a Reynolds in house hub with center lock disc mounts. Reynolds has done a great job of keeping weight and price down as well. You won’t hurt these rims on the worst terrain and they won’t hurt your pocket book much either. Tubeless tape, valve stems and through axle compatible end caps included. 

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Price: $1550 Weight: 1535grams More: reynoldscycling.com

Paring: Kenda has always made some of the best ‘cross tires out there, now they make them tubeless compatible. The 40mm Happy Medium Pro is ideal for rides that may start on the pavement but end up who knows where. More: kendatire.com