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Bontrager Aeolus 3 D3 wheelset

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Bontrager Aeolus 3 and 5 D3 Tubeless-Ready wheels

Availability: In stock


Quick Overview

What makes any bike faster? Light and aero wheels


Size: 700c

Color: Black with White logos

 Wheels have always been the first choice to improve a bike's performance. With Trek's 25-year history with carbon fiber, the Bontrager Aeolus D3 and D5 wheels are a massive upgrade to any road bike or TT/Tri bike.

OCLV carbon fiber is a perfect material to build a wheelset, but much more went into the Aeolus than just super-light hoops. The shape of a wheelset can improve aerodynamics, depending on rim depth, cross-section and shape. The Bontrager Dual Directional Design -or D3- is the first wheel design to acknowledge that the leading edge of a wheel is the tire, and should help guide rim shaping for a wider variety of wind conditions. Crosswinds are the enemy of any cyclist, and lighter riders want to maintain control in gusty conditions. The D3 shape not only reduces crosswind instability, but is also a shape that results in very low wheelset weight: Only 1440 grams for the Aeolus 5 clincher, and a svelt 1356 grams for the Aeolus 3 clincher. The wide rim profile not only enhances aerodynamic performance, but also provides a wider anchor for the tires. The 27mm outer profile and 19.5 inner rim dimension allows any tire used to make better contact with the pavement. Better overall lateral grip with lighter weight makes a better performing wheelset!

Building the Aeolus tubeless-ready wheelsets is more than just a function of the rims, but what hubs and spokes are chosen. Bontrager uses DT Swiss internals in their Aeolus hubs for excellent reliability and drivetrain engagement. The DT Swiss stainless steel spokes are bladed for best aero performance, while exposed spoke nipples allow truing to be done without tire removal. The straight-pull spokes engage into the rear hub in a stacked lacing arrangement, improving compliance and ride quality while enhancing lateral stiffness.

A set of tubeless-ready rim strips, tubeless-ready Presta valves, Carbon Stop cork brake pads and Bontrager quick-release skewers are included with the purchase of these wheels. Installation of tires is free when new tires are also purchased on the same day. Sealent must be purchsed separately. This wheelset can be used with inner tubes and non-tubeless clincher,

Additional Information

Year 2016
Gender Mens + Womans
Color Carbon
Speeds 11 Speed
Features Ultra-light weight, very aerodynamic, OCLV carbon fiber construction, Tubeless-ready design, 11-speed ready (SRAM and Shimano), D3 (Dual Directional Design) aero shaping, DT Swiss hubs, 700c size, bladed stainless steel spokes, stacked lacing, TLR rim strips, TLR valve stem, Bontrager quick release, Bontrager Carbon Stop cork brake pads
Manufacturer Bontrager