Using all the lessons from designing our new Aeolus D3 wheels, the brand new Aura 5 wheelset has an aluminum rim mated to a 50mm carbon profile. Proven to be crazy fast in the wind tunnel, the Aura is the highest performance for the price on the road.
Weaknesses: fairing is NOT structural- yuou needto be careful not to damage it
excellent wheels. I am a 200 pounder, and they have held up to some hard riding with no truing needed. They list for about $1200 and weigh about 1750 grams for the pair. They are plenty stiff, but not punishing. They are a major upgrade from 30mm Easton Circuits (which I loved- strong and durable, but not too heavy). These will give you a little boost. I was in a race where I was dropped on a tough hill, and these wheels helped me catch the group on the following flat to rolling section. Could not have done it without them. Granted it was flat with a tailwind so speed higher than normal- which is where aero benefits really kick in. I got these after I saw what a difference Zipp 404s made to a riding buddy who is 130 0r s0 pounds and short. With the Zipps he was able to keep up with me on downhills, where before he would struggle pedaling o keep u[p with me coasting in a tuck. Got the AURA 5s and he needs to [pedal again
I just upgraded to Madone 5.2 and looking to upgrade my wheels.
Anybody have experience with these wheels -
good or bad, any other you would recommend.
I ride about 120 miles a week, during the season and 60 miles once a week in the colder months.
i plan on doing couple of 100 mile rid ... Read More »
Does anyone have any feedback on this wheelset? They're fairly new and I haven't been able to find a whole lot of feedback on the internet. Searched RBR forums and there wasn't much either.
I have the opportunity to get a set for $920 from my LBS. My concern is that I weigh in at 185-190 and don' ... Read More »