Wheels: Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Carbon – $2,500
You can’t beat a wide, burly wheelset that’s also lightweight and rolls ridiculously fast–like the Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Carbon. The pairing of a 28mm-wide (internal) hookless carbon rim with renowned Industry Nine hubs makes for an absolutely no-compromise wheelset.
The Reynolds 27.5 Enduro Carbon wheels sport an asymmetric rim design, which “allows more even spoke tension for increased durability and ride quality,” according to Reynolds. The carbon rim is constructed using Mountain Rim 5 (MR5) technology, which utilizes different carbon fiber, epoxy, and resin, and assigns these specific types of carbon layup to the 5 different rim regions. According to Reynolds, by adjusting the specs, they “achieve the perfect tensile strength, stiffness, and elongation for each rim model.” The tubeless set weighs a claimed 1660g.