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Campy Chorus with Rolf Vector Comps - does it work?(3 posts)

Campy Chorus with Rolf Vector Comps - does it work?SteveK
Mar 29, 2001 10:08 AM
I am contemplating upgrading my 3-year old Trek 5000 which has Rolf Vector Comp wheels and a mish-mash of older Shimano components with the 10-speed Campy Chorus group. If I want to keep the wheels (which I do), I am told this ugrade requires a special third-party cassette such as one made by Mavic or Wheels Mfg to replace the Campy cassette which doesn't mate naturally with the Rolf hub. I'd like to hear from anyone who has performed such an installation, has any experience with riding with it, or has suggestions or comments about it. Should I scrap this idea and go with Dura-Ace instead?
I tried the Mavic product for a couple of weeks, thenbill
Mar 29, 2001 11:02 AM
switched to Wheels Mfg. The Wheels cassette, in my opinion, is much smoother, maybe even smoother than Campy OEM product.
I did not use the cassettes on Rolf wheels, howvever, and I know that Wheels recommends modification, sometimes substantial, with some wheelsets (spacers and re-dishing). With certain wheelsets, they are downright gloomy about the modifications required. Check with Wheels; they were very helpful in responding to my e-mails.
re: Campy Chorus with Rolf Vector Comps - does it work?xxx
Mar 30, 2001 10:28 AM
I have used both the 9 and 10spd Wheels Mfg cassettes with Campy systems with absolutely no problems. The nice thing is that the cassettes allow the use of a wider variety of wheels, especially older Mavic wheels. Most newer wheels can be purchased with a Campy specific hub, however they occasionally charge a premium.

Anyway, go with the Chorus 10spd; the shifting is incredibly precise and the braking unmatched (aside from Record).

Good Luck!