Easton Aero TT road wheelset review£549.99

Aerodynamic aluminium wheels

BikeRadar score3/5

The Aero TT wheels are aimed at those seeking aero gains without a huge price tag. The 30mm deep rims and bladed spokes are standard aero tweaks, but the reduced distance between the hub flanges to reduce frontal area is a unique way to reduce drag even further.

The hub end caps are also shaped to create tiny aerodynamic fairings. Pull the wheels out of the bags provided, tighten the steel-shafted skewers and as you power up to speed, the rear wheel transfers power efficiently for fast acceleration.

The rear wheel tracks well through fast corners, but the narrow spacing of the front spokes means the front wheel flexes noticeably when cornering, and lack of stiffness is felt when climbing out of the saddle.

These wheels save you a few watts when riding at 25mph compared to similar wheels, but their flexibility means they aren’t our first choice for technical courses.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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