1) Bontrager Aeolus 3 D3
2) Zipp 202
3) Zipp 303
I weigh in at a mere 180lbs ☺ and my rides usually involve short sharp hills, rather than anything akin to an Alpine climb, and then undulating. My questions are:
1) Bearing in mind the weight of my existing wheelset, will I really notice any difference when climbing?
2) What sort of speed advantage might I expect to see on downhills and on the flat from the new wheels?
3) I read quite a bit about build quality and reliability issues on the Zipps in the past, what are they like these days?
4) There are not many review of the Bontrager wheels,;why is this and can anyone provide any first hand experience?
http://www.light-bicycle.com/U-shaped-R ... tible.html
or this if you don't like the idea of the Chinese copy. these are original designed by NovemberDave who posts here. Nice guy and seems to have a nice wheel.....
or this one
Personally I think its cool having something different so that is why i posted the options for you.
Honestly I think you could go with any of the 3 wheel options you asked about. All of em are nice obviously.
Don't wanna hijack the thread, but can anyone give an informed opinion as to how aerodynamics would be of the Chinese copies vs the more expensive wheels.
Do you suffer more when you train, or cannot train?
2011 Scott Addict R1 DA 7900 Matt black
2012 Scott CR1 Pro Ultegra 6700
2015 Specialized SWorks Tarmac Da 9000
2016 Specialized SWorks Tarmac DA 9100
Any of those wheels are fine though except the 202 IMO.
Better off getting a slightly deeper profile, at not much weight penalty, and get much better aerodynamics from them.
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