2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

Enve SES 8.9

$3,045, Enve.com
The draw: Speed paired with control

Enve has mastered crosswind control. Even these extremely deep rims feel solid and steady in blustery winds. The bike leans, but never twitches. Braking performance is at the top of the heap for carbon rims—they modulate stopping power more precisely than just about any other. Other serious aero wheel makers actually acknowledge the SES rim shape is aerodynamically efficient. Even though the price is higher than similar wheels from Zipp and others, these wheels are a perfect race day weapon.

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