2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 24, 2013
  • Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM UTC

Campagnolo Bora Ultra 8z

The draw: Because crossing Campy with another brand just feels wrong

While most aero wheel makers have adopted wide rim shapes, Campagnolo’s Bora Ultra Eighty utilizes a narrower profile suited to thin tires. Broader rims often help reduce drag at wide yaw angles, which happen on windy days and when riding at slower speeds. Since this is a tubular, it still mutes road vibration even with a narrow brake track and, despite the very deep rim, accelerates sharply.

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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

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