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Reviews Reynolds Solitude

Reynolds Solitude

Forget turning down the Christmas pud – these lightweight Reynolds rollers are a great way to lose weight after Santa’s scarpered. The good news is that there are no ‘special dietary requirements’ for these wheels – just conventional low-calorie menu options right through.

The mid-depth aero rims help keep the wheels tight and responsive while shrugging off potholes and other denizens of dark winter training rides. The 20 front/24 rear DT Revolution/Comp spokes are top quality and easy to replace if you do snap one.

Two-cross driveside lacing keeps the wheel stiff under power to maximise its lightweight acceleration, while the vocal freehub comes in Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo versions. It all seems well sealed and reliable as far as this test is concerned.

On the negative, the skinny little hubs mean they’re not the most accurate trackers, with some sway if you push them sideways.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.