The ideal carbon wheel for the triathlon bike
An ideal carbon wheel for triathlon should be light, stable and aerodynamic. The less weight a triathlete has to move when cycling, the more energy-saving he or she can realize. Disc wheels are unbeatable in terms of aerodynamics. Numerous studies prove that disc wheels have the lowest air resistance when the wind blows from the front. There is no air turbulence whatsoever due to spokes and a maximum possible sailing effect when the wind blows from the side is made possible by the construction of the disc.
However, a disc wheel (Disc) offers the full contact surface for wind, due to its design. Therefore, the front wheel and its rim height is of decisive importance in terms of the controllability of the racing bike. When it comes to comfort, you have to make concessions with a carbon disc wheel. Due to its design, the disc wheel cannot compete with an aero wheel with spokes. The enormous stiffness for more propulsion is at the expense of comfort.
The typical solution for a time trial bike (TT bike, triathlon bike) is therefore a disc in the back and a high profile rim or trispoke in the front.
The Lightweight wheel set AUTOBAHN with best STW values is made for your triathlon time trial bike
The eight spoke front wheel from AUTOBAHN is the perfect companion for time trials or triathlons. The AUTOBAHN VR 8 is slightly heavier than the front wheel from the FERNWEG series. However, due to the slightly higher rim weight, it is less sensitive to external influences, such as cross wind. As a result, you will experience an even safer ride on triathlon and TT handlebars. In addition, the additional weight results in a higher gyroscopic force, which makes it much easier to maintain high speeds on flat terrain. With half the number of spokes compared to the FERNWEG, we still guarantee the same high stiffness.