2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

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

Shimano C50

The draw: Training-tough and race-ready

Even with all the advancements to the braking performance of carbon rims, aluminum rims still put them to shame. Shimano’s Dura-Ace C50 has a deep carbon section bonded to an aluminum rim, giving it some of the aerodynamic benefit of full-blown race wheels and the reliability and control of a training wheel. The brake track is 24mm wide, and ride quality is much smoother than typical training wheels. If you want to get one set of wheels and leave them on your bike year round, these are up to the task of going fast in races and working flawlessly while training.

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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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