Bontrager Launch new road wheels for 2018 and feature huge price drops. Aeolus Comp 5 TLR

Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 TLR white decals Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 TLR white decals

Bontrager have been busy getting ready for their 2018 product launch with a number of new wheelsets, helmets, clothing and accessories. This post will cover one of the most exciting new products the Aeolus Comp 5 TLR carbon deep section race wheelset. I’ll feature the all new Aeolus Pro 3 TLR wheelset in a later post.

The Aeolus Comp 5 TLR has some excellent features and has no rider weight restrictions which is a testament to Bontragers faith in their product.

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It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.

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You can check out current pricing on the wheels here for the white decal version or here for the black/black 

 

  • Rim construction combines lightweight aluminium rim with a bonded carbon fibre fairing

The benefit of an alloy rim is that you can switch between aluminium training wheels to your race wheels without having to change brake pads. The carbon fairing add’s strength and improves aerodynamics.

  • Tubeless Ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to a tubeless system

All of Bontrager’s race wheels are now Tubeless ready which means that they can be converted from regular tyres and tubes to a tubeless set up by simply adding Bontragers tubeless rim strips, tyres and sealant. The benefits of going tubeless are that you will have a reduction in rotational weight by removing weight at the rim which will mean better acceleration and climbing.

You will also have lower rolling resistance once you remove the tubes and when running tubeless with sealant if you do suffer with punctures the sealant will fill and seal most small punctures while you ride. Often the only thing that will make you aware of the fact that you’ve had a puncture is noticing the sealant splashes on your frame and tyre when you stop.

  • Aluminium with carbon rim construction (23mm outer, 17.5mm inner width)

The wider rim width works better with a wider tyre improving comfort and aerodynamics.

  • Compatible with Shimano 10/11-speed, SRAM 10/11 freehubs

There currently isn’t a Campag option available but these will work with 8, 9, 10 or 11 speed Shimano and Sram drive trains.

  • Includes a Bontrager TLR rim strip, TLR valve stem, internal cam quick release and traditional rim strip

This allows you convert the wheels to tubeless at a later stage by changing tyres and adding sealant.

  • DT bladed spokes 18 fr, 24 r, Alpina locking nipples

DT make some of the best spokes in the world and their bladed ones improve aerodynamics. Locking nipples will add to the strength of the wheels and help deal with impacts.

  • No rider weight restrictions

There aren’t any other carbon wheels I’m aware of that come with no rider weight restriction. I’m open to correction on this but like I mentioned above it really emphasizes Bontragers confidence in their wheels.

Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 TLR with black decals

Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 TLR with black decals

Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 TLR white decals

Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 TLR white decals

 

If you want to follow the numbers more closely I’m on Strava as Rob Cummins Wheelworx or if you’re more of a pictures instead of reading type I post on Instagram as wheelworxrob.

 

Chasing Kona book available

From smoker to back of the pack triathlete to the Ironman World Championships.

Read about how I overcame all of the odds and discovered what it would take to get to the Ironman World Championships – my eBook is now available to buy as an eBook on Amazon UK, Amazon US, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes

It is also available as a paperback at Wheelworx.

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