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Campy Nuc wheels for everyday use?(8 posts)

Campy Nuc wheels for everyday use?JohnG
Jun 21, 2001 10:25 AM
Just curious what the wheel gurus thought of using Nuc (clincher) wheels for every day "sport" use. I'm guessing about 3K miles/year on this wheelset. I'm 150# and not too hard on the equipment. Also, would the round spoke version be a better choice for non race use?

Thanks JohnG
why not?Jack S
Jun 21, 2001 11:22 AM
these are b!tchin' strong wheels... the only problem comes if you break a spoke (which I've seen happen once), but LBS can order replacements or you can get them from Branford (bladed are a little more $). Electrons aren't a bad choice either, but I would NOT get the Protons (new 2001 with non-HPW hub or old 1998 models that were prone to fail; 1999 is OK because it is essentially the same as the Electron).
why not?mmaggi
Jun 22, 2001 8:28 AM
They're fantastic wheels and I use them every day I go out which is about 4 times a week. I have the bladed spoke version and I suggest the same to you.

As one LBS owner told my brother: "Just throw em on and forget about them".

Pretty light (1580g for the set) and strong and I weigh 190lbs. 800 miles on them and still true. By the end of the season I should have close to 3000 miles and I'll bet they'll still be true.

You can pick them up at for less than $600 delivered (probably about $550). Talk to your LBS rep. They might be able to do something for you. The price of them have come down due to the very strong $$$ against the Lira (and Euro). Plus, this country is Mavic crazy. Mavics are good wheels but they're not Campy.
1200 miles on mine...Ken
Jun 22, 2001 11:36 AM
and still going strong. They're so strong and durable that I'm even considering a pair for my touring bike. Don't think it'll happen though. My tourer uses Shimano drive train components. But the Nukes are really that good.

did anyone here weigh their set?JohnG
Jun 22, 2001 7:18 PM
Just curious if the advertised weight is accurate.

Thanks again!
1200 miles on mine...ColnagoFE
Jun 25, 2001 10:23 AM
in all fairness...1200 miles is hardly the test of whether they will hold up over the long run (10k or so).
too heavyHank
Jun 22, 2001 11:42 AM
Open Pros w/Record hubs and Revolution spokes will weigh less at about half the price. And if you really want light, go with the Hugi hubs.
Jun 25, 2001 10:26 AM
I was quoted about $600 (with casette and record hubs) for a similar wheel by a reputable builder. I can get Nucs or Ksyriums from one of those Irish mailorder places for about $500. Then again I can get a much better deal at Excel on the same set of wheels, but I'm not sure I trust the builder there upon having a bad set of OP wheels from them before.