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Carbon Technology

Reynolds Cycling has been at the forefront of carbon wheel technology, innovation, and product leadership since the inception of carbon wheels.

Materials

We source only the highest quality aerospace-grade carbon fiber from Mitsubishi in Japan. Each batch is certified according to our strict specifications, and we dictate numerous combinations of fiber, epoxy, and resin, each destined for use in a different region of the rim.

Our carbon fiber is prepregnated with epoxy in the U.S. and frozen during transit overseas to our company-owned facility in China, where storage is temperature and date controlled to ensure the integrity of the materials. Each batch is inspected and certified according to our high standards.

Methodology

We are scientific and uncompromising in building our wheels. Two principles guide us: Hybrid Modulus Laminate (HML) and Variable Resin Chemistry (VRC). We examine the unique, complex, and dynamic forces acting on every part of the wheel and rim, and precisely assign different carbon fiber lay-ups and resins to the separate regions. There is no such thing as “one composite fits all”.

Our exclusive molding process is called Inert Gas Compaction (IGC). We use an inert gas compound under very high pressure to aid the chemical synthesis of our resin system. Unlike other molding methods, IGC ensures that we create an optimally durable rim that will not soften or lose structure as it ages.


CR6: Carbon Rim 6 Technology

R6 stands for Carbon Rim 6. It is a proprietary engineering solution for durability, strength and stiffness. CR6 is based on unique lay-ups of carbon fiber for each of 6 critical areas of the rim: the side wall, spoke face, nipple bed, tire channel, rim hook bead, and brake track CR6 is a proprietary hybrid carbon layup (HML) combined with variable resin chemistry (VRC) and inert gas compaction (IGC).

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PR3: Performance Rim 3 Technology

PR3 (Performance Rim 3) is the precise method of assigning different carbon fiber and lay-ups to 5 rim regions.

Reynolds specifies type of fiber, epoxy and resin adjusting the specs to achieve the perfect tensile strength, stiffness and elongation, for each rim model.

Each batch is certified according to Reynolds’ specifications.

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Mountain Rim 5 Techology

MR5 (Mountain Rim 5) is the precise method of assigning different carbon fiber and lay-ups to 5 rim regions.

Reynolds specifies type of fiber, epoxy and resin adjusting the specs to achieve the perfect tensile strength, stiffness and elongation, for each rim model.

Each batch is certified according to Reynolds’ specifications.

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