2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

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

Bontrager Aeolus 7 D3 Clincher

The draw: Smooth-riding wind cheating system

When it comes to aerodynamics, the wheel starts with the tire. Bontrager created the R4 Aero tire specifically to match the Bontrager Aeolus D3 clincher wheels to reduce drag. A wind tunnel test conducted by a rival wheel maker proved it to be a very effective combination. Ride quality is extremely forgiving, although slightly less snappy and responsive under all-out sprinting than some others.

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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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