Reynolds' new gravel wheels are made to get dirty – Bike Magazine Australia

As bikes keep getting more and more varied, partsmakers have to keep up or get shut out of the conversation. The biggest shift right now? Gravel riding. Reynolds’ existing Attack DB and Assault DB are already OK for gravel, but they’re really best-suited as cyclocross wheels. The new ATR series, updated from the 2015 edition, is specifically made for off-road adventures.

The new ATR wheels feature a wider, stouter rim and have options for almost any gravel bike setup (except rim brakes). There are 700c and 650b sizes, available with a Shimano or Campagnolo freehub or SRAM XD body for 1x drivetrains.

The wheels are an intriguing mix: 40mm deep tubeless carbon clinchers, with spacious tyre beds measuring 23mm across the inside, which Reynolds says better matches the wider tyres gravel riders use compared to cyclocross riders. Matched 24 spokes front and rear should help durability and ride comfort in rougher terrain, and weights are 1,620g and 1,550g for 700c and 650b sizes, respectively.

Here are a couple hacks you can use for those hopeless flat tyre situations. Video courtesy of our American sister title Bicycling:

Reynolds also offers an attractive guarantee. There’s a lifetime, no-questions-asked warranty, where Reynolds will replace any damaged wheel sold after January 1, 2017 (a few restrictions apply).

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