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Bontrager Aeolus 3 TLR D3 Clinchers vs Zipp 202 Firecrest Clinchers

Old 02-24-18, 09:19 AM
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Bontrager Aeolus 3 TLR D3 Clinchers vs Zipp 202 Firecrest Clinchers

I'm stuck trying to decide between which wheelset to buy and hoping someone who has ridden both can assist me with pros/cons of each one. The one pro I've came across is that the Bontragers are about 100 grams lighter than the Zipps.
I've found a used pair of each for sale locally within budget so it's narrowed down to just these two.

If it helps, I'm a fairly light rider at 68 kg and just looking for a good set of lightweight all around wheels.

Thanks!
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Old 02-24-18, 10:29 AM
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Here's my dumb, but honest, opinion - I'd get the Bontragers if I were going to put them on a Trek, but I'd get the Zipps otherwise.
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I'd get the Bontragers if I were going to put them on a Trek, but I'd get the Zipps otherwise.
Sorry... Emonda SLR with Zipp 303.



I've not ridden Bontrager wheels but have only heard good things about the. My son has Aeolus 5 tubs and is happy with them. My 303s are bullet proof and after 16,000 miles i've not had to make any adjustments.
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I have rode Bontrager Aeolus tubulars for about 6 months now, they are very nice


For two years I rode Zipp 303, and they are also very nice


I would assume the Zipp 202 rim is less aero than the wider Bontrager Aeolus 3, and that using clincher tires wider than the rim would increase the aero penalty
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