So I got my lovely new 2019 Trek Madone SLR 6 Disc end of July and have been loving it. A lot of rides on the trainer with it (happened to get a lovely new baby 2 weeks after getting the bike). I’ve been annoyed at the wheels (Bontrager Aeolus Comp Disc Tubeless Ready) as they have holes in the carbon fairing that allow water and dirt inside the wheels with a small hole on the side to try and drain it out. I think it’s a terrible design but I can’t afford to just buy new wheels.
After getting punctures on the weekend and taking the tire off tonight (tubeless tires) did I realise that the slooshing noise that my wheels made when I spun them wasn’t the sealant inside the tires but rather more water inside the wheel that could only be drained out the valve hole (after I had removed it)?! This means that when I wash my bike or ride in the rain, the wheels will fill with water that can’t drain out unless I take off the tires and remove the valve!?
I’ve never had a problem like this with any other wheels that I’ve had. I’ve contacted Trek via their website but no response as yet (not expecting a response until at least tomorrow sometime).
Has anyone had this issue with wheels before?