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Durability issues with Campy Eurus(5 posts)

Durability issues with Campy Eurusslasher
Jul 27, 2002 3:13 AM
I know, I know, the wheel questions just never stop....Currently choosing between the Eurus and K Sl's, and am leaning towards the Eurus (Euri?) as I run a Campy grouppo. Similar stats, perhaps slightly more aero, but the Campy wheels don't have the proven bombproof history of the K's (and while we're at it - why aren't the Eurus wheels on the rbr reviews list?). So.....any durability comments, either way, greatly appreciated.
re: Durability issues with Campy Euruslegs
Jul 27, 2002 3:21 PM
been riding eurus' for a few months now.. and i think they are pretty bombproof...

lovely wheels...
re: Durability issues with Campy EurusjimPz
Jul 29, 2002 10:55 AM
I've had a set sinc March. 4k miles on 'em. I use them as my every day wheels. While I don't race any more, I still do the local training rides. The wheels are perfectly true & have given me NO problems. A great set of wheels.

JimPz
re: Durability issues with Campy Eurusmmaggi
Jul 30, 2002 7:37 AM
Well, a couple of things to consider.

How much do you weigh? If you're less than 200lbs, chances are you'll be fine although I've heard LBS guys say that they've sold Campy wheels to customers weighing in the 220-230 range with no problems.

Bear in mind that most wheels with low spoke counts rely on high tension spokes.

Campy wheels have a great reputation. They are very durable and the word bomb-proof is often used to describe them.

Proven bomb-proof history of the Ks?! What history is that? Although a good wheelset, the Ks aren't anymore bomb-proof than Campy wheelsets.

For the record, I have Campy Nucleons with 3100 miles. At 1200 miles, a spoke broke on the rear wheel. Been fine since.

I would strongly suggest that if you choose to purchase the Eurus wheelset to also purchase a mini-spoke set for the Eurus from Brandfordbike.com. Chances are, you're LBS will not have a spoke set for the Eurus should you pop a spoke and need to replace it. Sooner or later, you're gonna pop a spoke. It happens to everyone regardless of the wheelset.

Good luck.
re: Durability issues with Campy Eurusslasher
Jul 31, 2002 4:04 AM
Thanks for the advice. 165 pounds, so I should be OK. I'll prob go with Campy, but I spose it might come down to finding a good deal somewhere.