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Five of the best tri race wheels

We take a look at some of the best wheel upgrades out there, which all promise better aerodynamics and faster bike splits – at a price

Once you've got yourself a tri bike, had a bike fit and are feeling as aerodynamic as a human missile, it's time to start thinking about upgrading various bits of your ride.

Deep-section race wheels promise better aerodynamics to slice through the air sharply and are one of the most obvious ways to slash your bike split.

With that in mind we take a look at the best ones currently on the market, starting with the more affordable… 

Profile Design TwentyFour 58/78

Profile Design TwentyFour 58/78 race wheels

Price: 1,499.98 from
Our score: 86% (review here)

Fantastic price, and Profile are showing they can mix it with the big boys.

Rolf Prima Ares 4 

Rolf Prima Ares 4 race wheels

Price: £1,999 from
Our score: 95% (review here)

Durable, light and fast wheels for all courses and conditions.

Reynolds 72/90 Aero

Reynolds 72/90 race wheels

Price: £2,184.98 from
Our score: 93% (review here)

All the effort that has been put into these wheels has paid off. Simply excellent. 

Mavic CXR80 T

Mavic CXR80 T race wheels

Price: £2,289.99 from
Our score: 87% (review here)

Wonderful when you're at speed, but we wouldn't choose them for tricky, short-course races.

Zipp 404/808 Firecrest Clincher

Zipp 404/808 Firecrest Clincher race wheels

Price: £2,550 from
Our score: 92% (review here)

Still one of the best wheel sets around, this is why other companies compare themselves to Zipp.

Do you race on any of these wheels? How do they perform for you? Let us know in the comments below!


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