If you’re into marginal gains, then the Aero will fit your idea of winning. Aerodynamic gains are real, simple as that. There’s plenty of science reinforcing that reducing a bike’s drag will save you watts. At higher speeds if you can save those watts in resistance, an aerodynamic advantage will translate to better course times. It’s why every single tube shape on the Aero frame has been shaped for advantage. From the fork to the chain stays, not one overlooked.
If you do need to look beyond its carefully sculpted form, you’ll find performance in every marginal gain detail on the Aero. The only thing holding you back, will be you. And of course, now the powerful disc brakes.