Bontrager's Aura 5 TLR wheels are what you might call workhorse race wheels. They combine the low weight and proven aerodynamics of carbon with the controlled, confident braking power of aluminum to give you an advantage whether you're logging hard miles or picking off competitors. The 50mm-deep carbon fairings mate seamlessly with aluminum rims to make a wheelset stiff and tough enough to train on all year long, while staying light and aero enough for racing. These wheels are tubeless-ready, too, so you can choose between tube and tubeless tire setups as needed. The stacked spoke flanges on Bontrager's silky hubs boost durability, but not weight, so the Auras stay as round and true as they are fast.
Tubeless-ready rims are compatible with both standard and tubeless-ready tires. When a tubeless-ready tire is mounted on a tubeless-ready rim with special tubeless rim tape, valve, and sealant, the tire and rim form an airtight chamber that no longer requires a tube. This lets you run lower tire pressure with less fear of pinch flats and without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction and lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces. The rim can always be used with a tube, as well, by simply removing the tubeless valve stem and installing a standard tube like you would with any non-tubeless tire.
|Rim Width||23mm outer, 17.5mm inner|
|Hub(s)||Bontrager, 100mm/130mm OLD|
|Spokes (Front/Rear)||DT Swiss Aerolite 14/15/14g bladed|
|Holes (Front/Rear)||18 front, 24 rear|
|Skewer(s)||Bontrager internal cam|
|Weight (Front/Rear)||760 grams front, 960 grams rear|
|Lacing (Front/Rear)||Radial front, 2X rear|
|Cassette Compatibility||SRAM/Shimano 11-speed|
|Extras||TLR rim strip, TLR valve stem, QR skewers|