Wheel options (rim brake) for 2019 Trek Madone

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

I ended up purchasing the Bontrager XXX 6 wheels too. But in all honesty I'm not very impressed by the build quality of the Bontragers compared to Zipps, Enve, Mavic, and Campy I currently own or owned in the past. I hope ride quality is better than the build. BTW the weight of wheelset, with bar tape (NOT tubeless tape) is 1594 grams. The skewers combined are 120 grams.
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2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
2018 De Rosa SK Pininfarina (Blu)
2019 Trek Madone SLR (Rage Red)
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73Bronco
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by 73Bronco

Heard great things about those wheels but I see you point about build quality.

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by VTR1000SP2

73Bronco wrote:Heard great things about those wheels but I see you point about build quality.

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I concur. The holes in the rim bed for spokes and/or the mould are not as clean as they can be, my nipples had a bit of anodizing wear from the factory truing, and the XXX decal is a bit tacky but thankfully removable. I’ve previously owned Aeolus 3s and 5s which I think were better than these.

Build quality aside, I love them and prefer them to the CLX32s I had previously.


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by wheelbuilder

I currently ride the Aeolus 3's from 2.5 years ago......the made in Wisconsin ones. Hope they never wear out as I feel as these are the best carbon wheels I have ever ridden.......glass smooth brake track and all. LOVE these wheels. Have replaced rear hub bearings once, and a few aluminum nipples due to some corrosion....(i live close to ocean) for full disclosure. I have handled the xxx's and test ridden them a few times and they appear to be well done.....they are light and lively, like the predecessor but the brake tracks eat pads at a pretty rapid rate. Trek knows what they are doing with their high end wheels.

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