The AERO 46 is one of Reynolds’ signature wheels as its DET™ rim profile provides the optimal balance of aerodynamics, stiffness and comfort in just about any discipline. As a great all-rounder, it is equally well suited to criteriums, road races and time trials. Given it’s plenty tough and sheds mud and sand as well as the wind, the AERO 46 will confidently handle any CX course it encounters too.
Available in Clincher or Tubular.
CR6 (Carbon Rim 6) is the precise method of assigning different carbon fiber and lay-ups to6 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.
CTg stands for Cryogenic Glass Transition, a patented braking system developed by Reynolds.
The two components are Reynolds' proprietary Cryo-Blue Power polymer brake pads and hybrid carbon-fiber laminate (CTg brake track). With CTg, braking temperatures are 100*F (38*C) cooler than with other technologies.
BWI stands for Brake Wear Indicator. It is a 10mm wide red line that Reynolds embeds into the brake track.
The indicator, centered over the valve hole on both sides of the rim, becomes visible when excessive wear has occurred to indicate that the wheel needs replacing.
DET™ smoothes turbulent, excited, energized airflow and re-attaches it to the aerodynamic surface, effectively reducing aerodynamic drag. DET™ is Reynolds’ superior aerodynamic technology used on RZR 92 and all AERO wheels.
ISH is a “step” contour at the outer perimeter of the clincher hook that helps create a predictable airflow over the surface of the rim. It also increases the lateral stiffness of the wheel. ISH is used on 46 AERO, 58 AERO, and 72 AERO.
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ProCycling Magazine - WHEN WE RODE the Aero 58 from Reynolds exactly a year ago, we were surprised and seriously impressed by the performance. The range already included two deeper options (72 and 90mm) and now there’s a shallower version for riders looking for a lighter set of all-rounders.
Why 46mm? Aside from being a close rival to existing leaders such as the Zipp 303 and Enve 3.4, Reynolds call this their signature rim depth.
The 46 is decently light, if not truly feather-like, for a clincher at 1,486g but they feel lighter because, just like its 58 sibling, the lateral stiffness is immense. As a result, climbing, acceleration and cornering are all given a boost, especially if you’re a bigger rider or a sprinter. The stability is fantastic, too. In strong crosswinds on exposed roads you barely feel a nudge.
It’s very hard to gauge the aero speed of a wheelset by feel but based on many hundreds of miles on these wheels and their rivals, and using a power meter, I’m confident to say that they’re up with the
aforementioned Zipps and Enves for pure pace. A wind tunnel may find some small differences but on the road the 46 is quick and that completes a mighty set of all-round attributes.
There are a few niggles: the stiff rim makes the ride firm, the width makes brake set-up an issue with some bikes and callipers, and wet braking still has a delay and modest power despite the claims made for the new Cryo-Blue Power pads. But overall, the Aero 46 is sensational. Jamie Wilkins
Superb all-round Performance
Tech explained Paul Lew, director of technology
Reynolds Cycling was the first company to put a carbon clincher into large-scale production. That gave them an advantage in terms of market penetration but it also meant that early adopters satisfied with their wheels didn’t necessarily progress to their newer technology. I’m beginning with this shot of the inside of the rim to show just how clean their molding is. I’ve seen a lot of carbon wheels and that level of precision at the inner wall and bead hook isn’t common. http://redkiteprayer.com/index.php?s=reynoldsRead Full Article
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