In this road bike wheels buyer's guide we look at the different options available, and guide riders through the best choice for them. The perfect wheel would be aerodynamic, stiff and light. Superior aerodynamics will enable you to go faster withless effort. A stiff wheel will not flex under load and means that all the energy you are putting through the drive train is being used to propel you forwards and not lost through bending the wheel.

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