2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 24, 2013
  • Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM UTC

Reynolds 72 Aero

The draw: One-of-a-kind rim shape

Like just about every other aero-focused race wheel maker, Reynolds’ new wheels are built around a wide brake track. This set, however, has one major difference from the shape that has quickly become the standard since Zipp released the Firecrest 404 in 2010. Reynolds’ wide outer rim tapers down to a sharp inner edge, which the company says is faster than the alternative. In changing crosswinds, they are pushed off course a little more than some aero wheels, and have a buttery smooth ride for such a deep wheel.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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