2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

Mad Fiber Clincher

$2,900, Madfiber.com
The draw: Ride quality

“Thrilling” is the word that comes to mind aboard a pair of Mad Fibers. They feel feather-light and accelerate with the perception of an extra kick. The carbon hub shell and spokes help shed grams, and their proprietary construction method allows the wheels to feel as solid and stiff as a spoked version—even during the most demanding descents. Aerodynamic performance doesn’t quite match the fastest wheels, according to a tunnel test conducted by the editors of Triathlete.

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