2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

Vision Metron 81

$2,500, Visiontechusa.com
The draw: Genuine performance without following the herd

These weren’t the first wide- bodied aero wheels, but they can compete with the best. Vision clearly took cues from some of the fastest wheels in the tunnel when creating the Metron 81. It has a 26mm brake track and wide rim sidewalls to control the air over a variety of yaw angles. Crosswinds impact this wheel’s handling feel, but they don’t twitch wildly. Braking performance is solid and reliable, but not the best of the bunch.

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