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Wheelset dilemma: Roval CLX 32s vs. Bontrager Aelous Pro 3 vs. Mercury M3

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Wheelset dilemma: Roval CLX 32s vs. Bontrager Aelous Pro 3 vs. Mercury M3

Old 04-08-18, 02:10 PM
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Wheelset dilemma: Roval CLX 32s vs. Bontrager Aelous Pro 3 vs. Mercury M3

What are your thoughts, pros and cons, if prices were similar?

I am looking for: carbon, 30-35 mm rim depth, clincher, center lock, 12 mm thru-axle, disc. I ride mostly road on a Specialized Ruby Comp. Is there any benefit (perceived or real) in going with the Rovals to stay in the Spesh family? I read that the Mercury M5s are 6-bolt only, but there are converters available. And can all QR wheels be converted to TA?

Thanks for all your help, guys.
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There are adapters to go from Centerlock to 6-bolt, but not the other way around, not that I'm aware of, at least.

No, not all QR hubs are convertible, though swappable end caps are becoming more common.
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Didn't Specialized make their own odd ball rear hub specs for some of their bikes? If so is this one of them?
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Just got the Aeolus Pro 3 on Friday and so far I love them. I switched from 50mm wheels because here in south Florida you can get blown around on A1A passing the high rises

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