2015 Bontrager Aeolus D3 TLR – lighter, faster, more versatile?

If you’ve been watching the news recently, you might have noticed the news about Bontrager announcing a new evolution of their Aeolus carbon aero wheels.

These new updated wheel bring a few useful updates that should help keep them on your possible shortlist for high end aero wheels.

The previous versions got some excellent reviews and praise from critics and Bontrager themselves are very punchy about how good they are versus the benchmark of Zipp (not to mention Reynolds/ENVE etc).

You’ll see what I mean if you watch this video:

This new generation brings, according to Bontrager, further improvements in aerodynamic performance (beyond any other brand!), particularly in crosswinds, tubeless tyre compatibility and a drop in weight of over 100 gems per wheel set in some cases, which is impressive. Not just that but Bontrager say these are the most durable carbon wheels on the market, another big claim.

The Aeolus aero wheels are available in three depths and in either tubular or clincher versions. Also launched as part of this update are disc versions too – increasing the number of options for this of you with a disc bike, which is very welcome.

For those of you like me who favour clincher wheels over tubular, you might also find it quite exciting that the 50mm Aeolus 5 D3 clinchers are now only 1440gms a pair, which is very light for the depth

If I’m lucky I might be able to get a set of these wheels in for review and I’d very much like to do this.

The Bontrager products, I’ve tried over the last year have all punched well above their weight. For the company to be making so many bold statements about these wheels, suggests they feel the product clearly delivers.

Fingers crossed, I can try some and review them for you.

Find out more here: http://www.bontrager.com/features/aeolus


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