So obviously every LBS and on line source seems to be struggling with supply due to a range of reasons (Brexit / Covid / explosion in cycling popularity etc).
I’ve been trying to get hold of a set of the new Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51 TLR disc wheels - absolutely no joy at all with LBS saying October (maybe) is the next availability date.
I wanted to get a set for the ‘summer’ but obviously as time passes the benefits diminish given the short length of the actual summer weather in the uk! in which case I may as well wait until early 2022
So ideally I want to find wheels in stock and ready to collect or ship to me in the next week.
My limitations / min requirements based on these wheels, for an alternative I’d consider are:
Wide internal and external width (19mm /27mm)
50mm deep and capable of comfortably running 28mm road tyres
Hooked rim - I don’t want hookless
DT Swiss or equivalent quality hubs
Weight circa 1600g per set or less
Recognised aero benefits - independently reviewed and found to perform at least on a or with other offerings in the same price range
£1200 max price
Zipp and DT Swiss seem out of my price range. Hunt don’t come in that well on the independent aero review. Giant are out of stock. Spin on these don’t have stock last time I called.
A scan of EBay threw up a few second hand options (DT Swiss and Zipp mainly) but I was consistently outbid beyond my budget / what I was willing to pay for used items.
My LBS want to sell my the previous version of these called the Aeolus Pro 5 which are basically slightly narrower, slightly heavier and without the DT Swiss hubs but charging the same price which seems silly to me.
They also have the Aeolus RSL 37 in stock which are very light and wide but not quite as deep, and have a great write up but these are like £1700 to £1800 and that’s well beyond my price range.
Any suggestions from UK based peeps on where I might source the exact wheels I’m after or alternatively a set from a different make that offer to meet all / majority of my needs as set out?
Thinking at present I’m just going to have to wait it out .