Photo: Oliver Baker

Bontrager Aeolus 7 TLR Carbon Clincher/Tubeless-Ready


$2,599, Trekbikes.com

The draw: A deep rim with daily possibilities

While most of the rims in the 70mm depth range abuse the scales, Bontrager’s Aeolus 7 TLR bucks the trend with a relatively light set-up. The Aeolus 7 TLR is as lively and smooth as most 50mm rims. Quick acceleration, due to lateral stiffness and low weight penalties, and a lively attack make these wheels feel like a shallower rim while still producing the wind-cheating effects that their deep pedigree suggests. Combined with a tubeless-ready setup, the Aeolus 7 TLR is one of the rare deep wheelsets that would work as a daily rim. Aesthetic bonus: The Bontrager hubs are works of art.

1,610 grams