Bontrager Aura 5 wheelsets - clincher

DESCRIPTION

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 25, 2013]
Tim Riley
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

make you faster.

Weakness:

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

Similar Products Used:

Easton Circuits, Bontrager Race Lites

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