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Wind Tunnel Tested: Five Aero Wheelsets

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jan 30, 2013
  • Updated Feb 19, 2013 at 11:30 AM UTC


We vetted five premier aero wheelsets in the wind tunnel and on the road to help you find the best.

This article was originally published in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Inside Triathlon magazine.

When choosing a set of race wheels, the decision often comes down to the one characteristic that is tough to determine: Which set is fastest? Weight is easy to measure, and weight influences tri cycling speed a little. Braking performance and ride quality can be experienced and also have a marginal impact on a bike split. But time-trial speed comes down to aerodynamic performance. We tested five pairs of the very best deep-section clincher aero wheels at the wind tunnel at Faster in Scottsdale, Ariz. Then we took them to the roads to give you the full picture and help you pick the best wheels for you.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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