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What aero wheels for an Aero bike?

drudru Posts: 1,341
edited April 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi people,

Slight twist on on the usual 'what wheels questions'

Recently I've built up a Cervelo S1 alloy frame with bits from my old Carbon bike, (SRAM red, 3T finishing kit etc) but at the moment the wheels are pretty basic (Planet X model B's)

I'm thinking that I should be looking for some aero wheels to finish the build off properly but wondering what to get?

With the Bike being built with SRAM Red, I'm wondering if a set of SRAM aero wheels would be a good move?
S40s or S60's - I suppose S80's would be too deep right?

The fly in the ointment is that I would probably want to use the front wheel for TT's as well, so from that the deeper the better - but I don't want the road bike to look silly.

I'd really prefer to stick to alloy rims and clinchers - from practicalities point of view.

Anything else out their worth a punt?




  • raymondo60raymondo60 Posts: 735
    I'm building up a new S1 Frame too - my first excursion into 'aero' territory. I looked at the Sram S40's but personally I'm not into really deep rims; I prefer a more traditional look but want some aero qualities. Ended up sourcing a barely used pair of Mavic Cosmic Elites, 30cm rims. Haven't ridden yet - LBS should be fitting the Sram Force Groupset this weekend or soon after. We'll see. There are a couple of Sram wheelsets for sale on the classified section of this website you may find worth viewing. Good luck with the build.

    "Let's just all be really careful out there folks!"
  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    check out the cycling weekly group test in the 15 march issue - they seem to like the Cole C58's - but I wouldnt swap you a pair for my Campag Boras!
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
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