By combining a versatile 41 millimeter front wheel with a rear wheel that's the cruise missile equivalent of racing kit, Reynolds' Tubeless ready AssaultStrike Carbon Wheelset makes for the ideal setup for any ride where precise, consistent handling is as important as pure speed. Whatever your application, the AssaultStrike pairing helps keep you in contention, regardless if that involves a race against time or waiting till the time is right for a final attack. As with the other members of Reynolds' Performance family, the key benefit these wheels enjoy over their predecessors is the addition of tubeless functionality. You can still run them as traditional clinchers, but the rims' redesigned shelves and lips hold a tubeless tire securely at low or high PSI. The lower rolling resistance and comfort of a tubeless ride is complemented by the wide rims, which Reynolds calls modern but we call less rolling resistance, better cornering, and plush comfort. Reynolds' Enhanced SLG Swirl Lip Generator returns unchanged to boost the aerodynamics of the 41 and 62 millimeter front and rear rims, respectively. SLG is a 0. 9mm lip of carbon beneath the rim's brake track that smooths airflow as it passes to the tapered spoke face. Tests at the A2 Wind Tunnel confirmed that it translates to a 12. 5 second gain over a distance of 40 kilometers a 35% improvement compared to models without SLG. SLG also reduces drag by 20% at a yaw angle of 10 degrees. According to Alphamantis, Inc., we spend most of our races at 10 degrees, so the Strike's Advanced SLG is most effective when we're most in need. The CTg brake track is also bright spot as it addresses one of the ongoing drawbacks of carbon rims. CTg is a laminate Reynolds developed that can withstand around 100 more degrees Fahrenheit than typical carbon braking surfaces, all but eliminating the risk of the rim deforming or failing under long, hard brake use. The Strike SLGs also included Reynolds' proprietary Cryo Blue Po...