Bontrager Aura 5
1740 grams, 50mm deep
Testers found the Aura 5 the most supple, comfortable wheelset in this review. Its high-volume tire design helps the Aura 5 swallow irregularities in the road, but the wheel takes rider comfort even further. The Hed Jet 6 has an equally broad rim, but the Aura “subdues road vibration” even more than the Jet, said one tester. This ability to mute road roughness not only makes straight-line riding more comfortable, it also allows the Aura 5 to unfailingly bite into a sweeping corner. This suppleness does, however, translate slightly to sprinting performance. The Aura has a little more lateral flex and the most stopping power of the wheels tested.