2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

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

Lightweight Fernweg

The draw: Aerodynamics coupled with Lightweight mystique

The German company that pioneered the full carbon wheel (and its insane price tag) has evolved with the latest aerodynamic developments to create a wheel that is light, gaudy, fun to ride and genuinely fast. The brake track is 25mm across and the deep rim section has parallel sidewalls and a blunt inner edge. Brake grip is surprisingly sharp—it’s one of the better performing composite rims. Fernweg is an unmitigated attention grabber that lives up to the hype.

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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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