Tricky one. I got a rim brake bike, the widest rim on the brake track that will fit is 27mm. Perhaps 28mm if I grind down the brake pads some more. Ideally something that does tubeless.
I do not like the idea of a spoked wheel with a fairing over it (i.e. FLO Cycling). I do not like the idea of a aluminium brake track at all (i.e. HED). Of course I am cheap^h^h^h^h^h^h frugal, so the DT Swiss $4500 disc wheel is a no go.
There is a bunch of chinese wheels, like “Light Bicycle UFO-C21” or “Yoeleo D5”. But from a few online reviews I am concerned about the wheel truth, and the small clearance to the brake pads.
Then there are the oddballs, or small shops:
So overall I am kind of lost what to pick, what questions to ask, what to go for.
I run a RON Aeron X disc from Poland (AERON X) . I run a front wheel that I built myself but Ron do wheelsets at a sensible price. I am very happy with Ron build quality. The ride is extremely quiet too - basically like spoked wheel. The front rim is a 77mm from Venn. The quality is aslo excellent and they do reasonably priced wheelsets Bicycle Wheel & Rim Maker | Carbon Wheels | Carbon Rims.
Based on my experience I highly recommend going with the fattest tyres that fit the wheelset and the frame. It is much easier to get an aero / aggressive position to be comfortable is you aren’t being shaken to bits.
Than about the Aeron X. About the right geometry. And yes, Tubeless and 25mm to dampen the road surface imperfection.
Funny thing is that I did experiment with that this week. Going from the normal 90/95 I had used before (and 85/95) down to 75/80. Made a huge difference.