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EA 70
Easton EA70

Size: 28 Inch; Race bike wheels; Material: Aluminium; Spoke wheel

The lack of rim tape set the Easton EA70s off on the wrong foot with 220 Triathlon, and the heavy 1,636g weight didn't help either. Once rolling though, they began to show how well they could …

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SRAM S60
SRAM S60

Size: 28 Inch; Race bike wheels; Spoke wheel

"Versatility and aero performance more than make up for the extra weight."

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Tricon R1700
DT-Swiss R 1700 Tricon

Size: 28 Inch; Race bike wheels; Material: Aluminium; Spoke wheel

The DT-Swiss Tricon R 1700s are a solid feeling set of wheels that soak up bumpy roads, ascend and roll well and have lovely smooth hubs. They are the highest priced wheels in the 220 Triathlon test, …

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EC90TT
Easton EC 90 TT

Race bike wheels

"Helium light and blisteringly fast, but will leave a big dent in your bank balance."

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KsyriumSR
Mavic Ksyrium SR

Race bike wheels

"A great all-rounder but there are better around for specific purposes."

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FFWD Fast Forward Powerdisc
FFWD Fast Forward Powerdisc

Size: 28 Inch; Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Disc wheel

Fast Forward's carbon disc is a clincher wheel with an alloy braking surface, which helps to improve braking, particularly when it's wet. It is, however, a much heavier wheel than its

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More information at: 220 Triathlon, issue September 2011 Disc Wheels If you plan to use disc wheels just make sure first that they are allowed in the race and be aware of crosswinds. Otherwise using a disc on the rear should give you a hike in aero gains. In test: Five disc wheels were reviewed and rated. … to review

Trimax Carbon TC 50
Vision Trimax Carbon TC50

Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Spoke wheel

The Trimax Carbon TC50s offer more flexibility and a lighter weight than the 90mm Vision option, and have been built by hand, with external nipples to allow for truing at home. They drive through the …

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Bontrager Aeolus 6.5 Clincher
Bontrager Aeolus 6.5 Clincher

Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Spoke wheel

Bontrager have reduced weight by creating a 65mm fairing with a narrower rim, rather than a full 65mm rim, yet it still maintains an aero advantage. For a set of clinchers, 220 Triathlon didn't …

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Planet X 60mm Carbon Clincher
Planet X 60mm Carbon Clincher

Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Spoke wheel

These Planet X clinchers are cheaper than all the others on test, and though they are weighty, they ride like a lighter wheel, with responsive acceleration and ample spinning punch. They handle high …

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Dura-Ace 7900 C50 Clincher
Shimano Dura-Ace WH-7900-C50-CL

Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Spoke wheel

Shimano may not have the flair of other brands, but they offer a reliable performance and versatility. The C50s generally offer a great ride, and though it may not be excellent, it also won't …

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T 85 Lite Tubular
Cole T85 Lite

Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Spoke wheel

The 85mm Coles are the deepest wheels in this test, but they're also the heaviest, which means they take a lot of effort to get them up to speed. They hold the speed well once they've …

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AeroRage
Halo Aero Rage

Race bike wheels; Material: Aluminium; Spoke wheel

220 Triathlon's only minor gripe with the Halo Aero Rage wheels is their lack of rim tape, meaning you can't head straight out on them when you get them home unless you already have some …

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Planet X Model B Wheelset
Planet X Model B Wheelset

Race bike wheels; Spoke wheel

Planet X is a dependable make for wheels, and the Model Bs offer a solid performance and decent value for the money, according to 220 Triathlon. They weigh in at a reasonable 1,607g and the spec is …

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C 24 Lite
Cole C24 Lite

Race bike wheels; Material: Aluminium; Spoke wheel

The inclusion of basic QR skewers and a padded bag put the Cole C24 Lite wheels off to a good start, and 220 Triathlon thought they looked just the ticket with their bladed spokes. The limited number …

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Rolf Prima Aspin SL
Rolf Prima Aspin SL

Race bike wheels; Material: Aluminium; Spoke wheel

With a light 1,561g weight and double spoking pattern which leaves lots of space around the rim, 220 Triathlon consider the Rolf Prima Aspin SL to be more like climbing wheels. They show no signs of …

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Reynolds Shadow

Race bike wheels; Spoke wheel

At 1,827g, the Reynolds Shadow wheels are the heaviest in the 220 Triathlon test, but they roll well and give a good quality ride, although they are slower to accelerate and feel heavier on ascents. …

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Carbon Disc
Rolf Prima Carbon - Disc

Size: 700 Inch; Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Disc wheel

Flat discs are suitable for use with all frames, and the superb hub bearings of the Rolf Prima Carbon Disc made for a good ride. 220 Triathlon also comment that the sound made on the road gives the …

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DT-Swiss RRC 1300 Clincher

Race bike wheels; Material: Carbon; Disc wheel

Clincher fans will be more than happy with the DT Swiss RRC 1300 Clincher which is just about perfect. It is heavier than its tub equivalent yet still comes in as the joint lowest weight in the 220 …

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F9R with DT Swiss 190
FFWD Fast Forward F9R DT190

Size: 90 Inch; Race bike wheels

"Not for windy days or significant hills but on the right course they'd be smoking."

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Ultra Windows Disc
Erox Ultra Window

Size: 81 Inch; Race bike wheels

"Fast and furious on the flat but you'd only get them out on race day."

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