Old 05-04-19, 08:44 PM
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Dirty little secret: The "aero" advantages of 41mm and 45mm deep wheels aren't that great, even when optimized. The benefits are miniscule, microscopic -- a tiny fraction of the benefit of, for example, an aero helmet or a well-fitting jersey. I understand that they look stylish and I have a set on my road bike, but I don't for an instant kid myself that they make me faster in any real sense.

All that to say . . . don't get worked up about the aero "disadvantages" of the tire/wheel interface. The differences are measurable in a theoretical sense, but not perceptible from the saddle. Just buy the wheels that look the best to you or that will make you happiest. Tire/wheel interface differences are so tiny as to be almost imaginary.
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