When it comes to carbon MTB wheels, Santa Cruz’s Reserve line is quite the deal. With modern rim profiles, minimal branding, and a lifetime warranty, they’re hard to pass up. All they needed to do was offer their rims in dropbar, or all-road friendly shapes. At NAHBS 2019 they did just that, now offering 700c and 650b Reserve Rims, with the same warranty as their MTB rims, all for a retail of $599 a hoop. See more features below.
700c x 22mm; 650b x 25mm
Built with Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes
Optimized for ride feel and compliance on rough surfaces
Available with DT Swiss 350 or Industry 9 Torch Road hubs
700c rim features a slight bead hook to reduce burping at low pressures
650b rim is hookless
$599 a rim.
See more information at Santa Cruz.