2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Wheels

3T Mercurio 60 LTD

$2,400, 3tcycling.com
The draw: Aero rim shape without an excessively familiar badge

At less than 1,400 grams, the Mercurio 60 LTD is one of the lighter wheels beyond 60mm of depth. But it’s wind drag characteristics, not weight, that make a wheel worthy of racing in a triathlon. The Mercurio 60 LTD rim is 23mm wide, making it best suited to moderately broad tires, which roll smoother and with less resistance than narrower options. Braking performance is on par with the average for carbon rims.

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