Bontrager unveils new aerodynamic Aeolus wheels and bar/stem combo

Bontrager released a complete line-up of all-new Aeolus wheel sets designed to bring the lightweight performance of carbon wheels to every rider, from professional racers to weekend warriors.

 

The brand also announced an all-new Aeolus RSL VR-C Handlebar/Stem combo that's designed to increase speed, save watts and deliver a cleaner-looking cockpit.

Aeolus Wheels


Aeolus' proven, stable designs deliver free speed without added weight, and are brought to life through Bontrager's industry leading OCLV Carbon lay-up process.

 

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New Aeolus carbon wheel models are available in three levels to give riders more performance and pricing options: RSL (Race Shop Limited), Pro and Elite.

 

Aeolus RSL 37


Made from Bontrager's best OCLV Carbon, these ultra-light 37 mm wheels have an all-new rim shape that’s faster than deeper wheels and lighter than shallower wheels all while maintaining stability. Compared to their predecessors, the new shape is 30% deeper, making them 11% faster than before, and they weigh a mere 1,325 g per set – 55 g less than previous models.

 

'We designed and built Aeolus RSL 37s for the pros of Trek-Segafredo,' said Graham Wilhelm, Bontrager's Director of Wheels and Tyres. 'They're the ultimate race wheel – they're the lightest carbon aero road wheels we've ever made, and they add speed and confidence to every ride.'

 

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  • OCLV RSL Carbon is lighter and stronger, and allows for faster, more stable rim profiles
  • RSL-optimised 37 mm depth provides leading speed, stability and weight
  • Tubeless Ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to a tubeless system
  • 37 mm depth OCLV Carbon rim (28 mm outer) DT Aerolite spokes 24/24, DT Pro Lock nipples
  • Smooth-rolling, ultralight DT Swiss 240s internals with Ratchet EXP 36-point engagement
  • Compatible with Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10/11 freehubs, 12sp available separately
  • Centre lock disc hubs with 12 mm thru-axle front and rear, axle swap available for QR and 15 mm
  • Includes TLR rim strip, TLR valve and traditional rim strip
  • Wheelset weight: 1,325 grams
  • Price: Front - R19 999.00 / Rear - R23 999.00

 

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Aeolus Pro 37


With the same all-new rim shape and design as the RSL model, Aeolus Pro 37 brings the latest tech, speed and weight to a Pro-level price point.

 

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  • OCLV Pro Carbon offers an optimised blend of weight, strength and durability
  • All-new 37 mm depth brings the benefits of aerodynamics to lightweight design
  • Tubeless Ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to a tubeless system
  • 37 mm depth OCLV Carbon rim (28 mm outer, 21 mm inner width), DT Aerolite spokes 24/24, DT Pro Lock nipples
  • Centre lock disc hubs with 12 mm thru-axle front and rear, DT Swiss 350 hubs with 18-point engagement
  • Compatible with Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10/11 freehubs, 12sp available separately
  • Includes TLR rim strip, TLR valve and traditional rim strip – Warrantied for life, no rider weight limit
  • Wheelset weight: 1,505 grams
  • Price: Front - R12 499.00 / Rear - R14 999.00

Aeolus Elite 35 and Aeolus Elite 50


These high-value, high-performance wheels are built with fast, proven D3 shapes and are designed to bring the light weight, looks and responsive ride of carbon to more riders. Aeolus Elite wheels are available in a 35 mm and 50 mm rim depth.

 

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Aeolus Elite 35

Aeolus Elite 35 Specs
  • OCLV Pro Carbon offers an optimised blend of weight, strength and durability
  • All-new 37 mm depth brings the benefits of aerodynamics to lightweight design
  • Tubeless Ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to a tubeless system
  • 37 mm depth OCLV Carbon rim (28 mm outer, 21 mm inner width), DT Aerolite spokes 24/24, DT Pro Lock nipples
  • Centre lock disc hubs with 12 mm thru-axle front and rear, DT Swiss 350 hubs with 18-point engagement
  • Compatible with Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10/11 freehubs, 12sp available separately
  • Includes TLR rim strip, TLR valve and traditional rim strip – Warrantied for life, no rider weight limit
  • Price: Front - R9 299.00 / Rear - R9 999.00
Aeolus Elite 50 Specs
  • OCLV carbon offers an optimised blend of weight, strength and durability
  • The D3 Dual Directional Design profile cuts drag at the tyre- leading and rim-leading edges
  • Tubeless Ready (TLR) rims allow for quick transition to a tubeless system
  • 50 mm depth OCLV Carbon rim (27 mm outer, 19.5 mm inner width) Grand Strada spokes 24/24, hex alloy nipples
  • Centre lock disc hubs with 12 mm thru-axle front and rear, Bontrager 24-point engagement, 3-pawl hub
  • Compatible with Shimano 10/11 speed, SRAM 10/11 freehubs, 12sp available separately
  • Includes TLR rim strip, TLR valve and traditional rim strip – Warrantied for life, no rider weight limit
  • Price: Front - R9 299.00 / Rear - R9 999.00
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Aeolus Elite 50

 

Confidence in carbon


Like all Bontrager carbon wheels, the entire Aeolus line-up is warrantied for life. Plus, they’re backed by Carbon Care – if riders damage their wheels while riding during the first two years of ownership, Bontrager will replace them.

 

 

Aeolus RSL VR-C Handlebar/Stem combo


The Aeolus RSL Bar/Stem was designed along with the all-new aero Émonda and as such it's built for light speed – it features aero-shaping and is wrought from ultra light OCLV Carbon.

 

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Free speed


The new Aeolus RSL Bar/Stem is nearly 10% faster than its predecessor and saves riders seven watts of effort based on wind tunnel testing calculations.

 

'The all-new Aeolus RSL Bar/Stem was designed to keep pace with the new Émonda,' said Bryan Fosler, Trek’s Road Bike Product Manager. 'It's ultra light and it makes a simple and significant speed upgrade for any road bike.'

 

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Seamless integration


In addition to the sleek aero looks and performance of its two-in-one design, the Aeolus Bar/Stem also features an integrated cable management system that lets riders cleanly and easily secure their cables.

 

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Plus, Blendr compatibility and the included Blendr bases and mounts make for effortless integration of Bontrager lights and Garmin computers.

 

VR-C shape


Aeolus RSL Bar/Stem's variable radius and compact profile (VR-C) allow for multiple hand positions with a longer reach and drop. Plus, riders can choose from multiple length and width options for a great fit.

 

The new Aeolus RSL VR-C Handlebar/Stem is available through Trek's network of retail partners.




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