How much faster are aero wheels? (video)

We decided to do an experiment to see how much difference (in general terms) aero wheels make. Here are our findings

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Aero wheels don’t just look cool, we are told they make us faster too. But how much faster? Aero wheels can be expensive, so we wanted to see how much faster they typically make you to try and establish if they are worth the investment.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.