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Colnago Excellence rims(5 posts)

Colnago Excellence rimsDon
Mar 16, 2001 12:22 PM
Does anyone know anything about them. what can I Compare then to.
re: Colnago Excellence rimsHelper
Mar 16, 2001 1:30 PM
I believe they're made by Ambrosio. Here's a link.
Colnago Excellence rims= no molecular bombardment!!!Brian B.
Mar 16, 2001 7:26 PM
Note: -this is from right off their page-

"The models marked with this
symbol are treated with a 3 stages
process: a) shot peening b) sandblasting c)
molecular beam bombarding. The increased
value of surface compression greatly improves
the fatigue strength of the rim."

Your Colnago "Excellence" rims don't have the magic mark, and therefore they have no molecular beam bombarding. This is a HUGE problem!!

We're all doomed to slowness 'cause we haven't had our molecular bomabardment!!!!!

Oh no!!! Call Mavic!! We need the new "Space-shot-eryiums" to get molecularly bombarded, right now!!!

Brian B.
re: Colnago Excellence rimszelig
Mar 17, 2001 8:12 AM
As Helper notes, its probably the Ambrosio rim you're referring to. I don't recall seeing them a lot in the States although in the UK and Europe, they are viewed as an expensive alternative to the Mavic Open. The Excellence runs about £80 a pair. They also make a lighter version (400 vs. 440) the Excellight which costs about £100 a pair. As a reference, the Mavic Open runs about £45.

Are they worth it? Monty Young who's built wheels for over 40 years at Condor Bikes in London likes the way they build up, their strength and consistent quality. Mapei trains on them for what that's worth.
re: Colnago Excellence rimsScottV
Mar 17, 2001 10:43 AM
I like them ;). I have one built up on a 99 Record hub. I just order a new bike that's coming with the Excellight rims. Very nice looking rims to boot.