My first gear review, I will be completely up front with you I don't admit to knowing a lot about bikes in fact I have very little knowledge of bikes and the various components. I can change an inner tube if need be, not that I have never gotten a flat, * knock on wood*.
Even when asked about the TLR set if wheel I had on my bike I was unsure exactly what I was benign asked. I have been very fortunate to be loaned a set of wheel for racing at the recent world championship in Canada and in my recent race at Kingscliff by TLR. At the world championships I had a set of X23 Aero Series, C88/C60 Aero TT Combo Clincher; at my most recent race I had a set of SL Series, C60/C60 Clincher.
So this review will in no way be technical I am simply going to tell you how it is and what the wheels are like to ride on.
If you would like all the specs and other information please check out the TLR(click here) website.
The Set I had on loan for worlds were the X23 Aero Series, C88/C60 were possibly the deepest wheels I have ever had on my bike, my first short ride on them was an experience, which I was not totally prepared for.
I have some understanding of material properties and aerodynamics from my university studies, so I understand a smooth flat light weight material will enable me to ride faster. Both of these wheel sets offers these aerodynamic principles as well being light. However being the small athlete that I am, this reduction of weight can be quite dangerous especially on a windy day, something which I was not expecting when I first jumped on the bike. So not only do the set of TLR wheels look amazing they make the ride feel so much faster. They are a dream to ride and I would definitely recommend you try them out. They make the ride so smooth and almost easy, which gave me ability to push harder and get more out of the bike leg in my races. TLR has an amazing rental service where you can hire a set for an upcoming race. So if you have a race coming up and you want an edge on your competitors or are looking for a PB, check out the TLR website and hire a set of wheels which will turn you into a speed machine.
It only takes one person to take a chance on an athlete to help them achieve their goals.
I would like to give Colin at TLR a huge THANK YOU! For loaning me these wheels sets, it has truly made a difference to my racing. This has enabled me to take it to a new level and your ongoing support has helped me to be a stronger and faster athlete and put me on the path to achieving my goals in triathlon.