Reserve 650b/700C Gravel Rim
Reserve 650b/700C Gravel Rim

Reserve 650b/700C Gravel Rim

Regular price
£580.00
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  £580.00
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Reserve 650b/700C Gravel Rim - £ 0

Deposit

£123

Monthly Repayments

£123

Breakdown of Finance Plan

Total Cost £599.00
Loan Term 36 Months
Deposit £36
Monthly Repayments £18.64
Representative APR % 15.90%
Annual Rate Of Interest % 0%
Total Loan Repaid Including Interest £730.94
Total Cost of Interest £15.90
Settlement Fee £0.00

Show up at a gravel event, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were transported back into the late 1980s. Gravel riding offers a bit of roll-your-own style, but these types of races and rides favor light weight over bump absorption, so most opt to leave the suspension at home.

This resurgence of rigid bike riding has borne a variety of ways to reduce the chatter and impact of these less-than-smooth surfaces. Whether it’s an undamped carbon leaf spring, a shortened version of a telescopic suspension fork, or simply stuffing the biggest tire possible into a bike frame, everyone’s looking to take the edge off. That’s what Santa Cruz set out to solve with the Reserve 700c and 650b rims.

The 650b rim (which is the same as 27.5” if the alphanumeric soup has you a bit spun) profile looks more like the Mountain Bike Reserve offerings we are already so fond of, largely because the needs of a 2.0” tire and a 2.3” tire aren’t as dramatically different as those of a 30mm tire. It’s still a fairly low-profile, 24-hole rim that’s been tuned the same way as the 700c rim, and at 25mm wide, it’ll work with tires from 40mm wide to about 53mm wide, or 2.1 inches.

The Reserve 700c, in particular, required special attention to ride tuning and layup, because there’s less air volume (read: cushion) in these tires. Most wheels in this category are deep-section, aerodynamically-optimized, and harsh-riding. Santa Cruz looked to the rims used in the notoriously-rough Spring Classics races for inspiration, and settled on a profile that looks and rides a lot more like a box-section aluminum rim, but with the strength of carbon rims, which allowed the spoke count to drop to 24. The spoke drillings are offset, just like the other Reserve rims, to equalize bracing angles and spoke tension on each side of the hub.

In another first for Santa Cruz, the 700c rim has a bead hook that looks a bit like a UST rim, which provides some added burp-resistance when you’re running low pressures with narrow tires. The Reserve 700c is 22mm wide, and will play nicely with tires between 30 and 45mm.

Key Features:

700c x 22mm; 650b x 25mm
Built with Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes
Optimized for ride feel and compliance on rough surfaces
700c rim features a slight bead hook to reduce burping at low pressures
650b rim is hookless
Lifetime warranty

Technical Specs

 

Reserve 22 700c

Reserve 25 650b

Bead Hooked Hookless
Diameter 700 650

Internal Width

22mm 25mm

External Width

27.5mm

30.5mm

Asym Offset

3mm

3mm

Spoke Count

24 24

ERD

605mm

562mm

Spokes

Sapim CX-Ray

Sapim CX-Ray

Rec Tire Width

30-45mm

40-55mm(2.1”)



Backed by a no-nonsense lifetime warranty. Santa Cruz are so confident they have perfected the wheel that if they fail while you are riding they are replaced, simple as that.

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Finance Calculator

Reserve 650b/700C Gravel Rim - £ 0

Deposit

£123

Monthly Repayments

£123

Breakdown of Finance Plan

Total Cost £599.00
Loan Term 36 Months
Deposit £36
Monthly Repayments £18.64
Representative APR % 15.90%
Annual Rate Of Interest % 0%
Total Loan Repaid Including Interest £730.94
Total Cost of Interest £15.90
Settlement Fee £0.00

Delivery & Returns

Unless otherwise specified we will use a Royal Mail Tracked Delivery service to dispatch your order. Once your order is dispatched you will receive an email with a tracking number. You are able to track your order at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item

For high value, pressurised or liquid goods we use FedEx Tracked 24hr service. FedEx Orders can be tracked at https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/?action=track

Pricing:

Orders under £19.99

Royal Mail 48 Tracked: £3.49

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: £4.49

Fed-Ex**: £6.50

Orders £20 - £49.99

Royal Mail 48 Tracked: £2.49

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: £3.49

Fed-Ex: £5.99

Over £50 - £99.98

Royal Mail 48 Tracked: FREE

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: £1.00

FedEx 24 Hour: £3.99

Over £99.99

Royal Mail 24 Tracked*: FREE

FedEx 24 Hour**: FREE

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*Orders shipping to Northern Ireland via Courier will be subject to a delivery charge, we will be in touch upon receiving your order to discuss your delivery charge or you can Contact Us to discuss pricing prior to ordering.

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