Bontrager launches wider Aeolus Pro 3V road/ gravel wheelset

New carbon wheelset ups the internal rim width to 25mm, but keeps weight to 1550g

Trek’s Bontrager component brand has added to its Aeolus Pro wheel range with the launch today of the brand new Aeolus Pro 3V wheelset. It’s 700c and uses the same tech as Bontrager’s existing Aeolus Pro wheelsets, also coming at the same price of £1200 per pair.

But, pursuing the trend to ever-wider wheel rims, the Aeolus Pro 3V wheels have an inner rim width of 25mm, against 19.5mm for the Aeolus Pro 3 TLR road-going wheels. Bontrager says that the new wheels work best with tyres of 32mm upwards. So they are well suited to gravel or cyclocross use, as well as supporting the wider tyres that more and more road frames are designed to clear.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.