Wheel options (rim brake) for 2019 Trek Madone

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Noctiluxx
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I'm about to order a 2019 Trek Madone SLR frameset (Rage Red), new two piece cockpit, and Bontrager XXX-6 wheels through my dealer next week. But right now I'm getting hesitant as the new upcoming Campy WTO 60 wheels fit all the criteria I'm looking for my new bike. They are tubeless, 19mm internal width, and exceptional hubs. Price should be close. My dealer is offering the XXX's for $2050 while the new Campy's list for $2580 but should sell for less at places like Starbike. What do you think?
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by FIJIGabe

From the reviews I've seen online, the XXX wheels are pretty good at braking, they're light weight, and Hambini's aero test shows them being very good. Also, since they're DT Swiss hubs (internally), you'll be find given all the new standards coming out, since they're on board with Shimano for MicroSpline, and XD-R is an open standard. Also, that's a pretty decent price for the wheels, so I'd go with them.
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What he said ^


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You guys are making too much sense.
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I know I can be long winded sometimes.


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by Wookski

WTO- better hubs and campagnolo braking/ heat resistance one of the best. Bontrager is slightly lower tier OEM, just not as special.

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by Mep

I used to find Bontrager a low tier OEM supplier as well, but it seems that tide is changing now with a few actually outstanding products in their lineup.

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by Geoff

If the new XXX tubeless are anything near as good as the old Aeolus tubeless you will be in for a treat. I was pretty skeptical, but the Aeolus wheels are very nice. Paired with the Bontranger tubeless tires, they really seal-up like nobody's business. I have a few sets of tubeless that I am testing, but these are by far the best.

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by Wookski

Mep wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:14 pm
I used to find Bontrager a low tier OEM supplier as well, but it seems that tide is changing now with a few actually outstanding products in their lineup.
Agree they have stepped up and the xxx wheels are very good but the OP is comparing them to the best factory wheels in the business.

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Noctiluxx wrote:I'm about to order a 2019 Trek Madone SLR frameset (Rage Red), new two piece cockpit, and Bontrager XXX-6 wheels through my dealer next week. But right now I'm getting hesitant as the new upcoming Campy WTO 60 wheels fit all the criteria I'm looking for my new bike. They are tubeless, 19mm internal width, and exceptional hubs. Price should be close. My dealer is offering the XXX's for $2050 while the new Campy's list for $2580 but should sell for less at places like Starbike. What do you think?
I have 2019 SLR rim brake Madone with XXX 6 wheels. Only got positive things to say about them. Braking good, light for depth of rim and no maintenance issues at all.


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izza wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Noctiluxx wrote:I'm about to order a 2019 Trek Madone SLR frameset (Rage Red), new two piece cockpit, and Bontrager XXX-6 wheels through my dealer next week. But right now I'm getting hesitant as the new upcoming Campy WTO 60 wheels fit all the criteria I'm looking for my new bike. They are tubeless, 19mm internal width, and exceptional hubs. Price should be close. My dealer is offering the XXX's for $2050 while the new Campy's list for $2580 but should sell for less at places like Starbike. What do you think?
I have 2019 SLR rim brake Madone with XXX 6 wheels. Only got positive things to say about them. Braking good, light for depth of rim and no maintenance issues at all.


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Nice. Can you post up some pics?
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So damn nice


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