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
Looking to upgrade my wheels and have a chance to buy some slightly used Bontrager Aura 5's. Slight cosmetic blemish on the rear sidewall but structurally in great shape and the LBS is going to give to me for $500. He knows I am on a budget and don't want to break the bank until I buy a new bike fro ... Read More »
Hi guys, does anyone own or have any experience with the Bontrager Aura 5 wheel or the new TLR version. I am unlikely to use the TLR aspect but am looking for a good alu/carbon option and these seem to get good reviews.
The weight for all of these types of wheels seems to be the same give or take ... Read More »
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 »