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Wheel decision: Protons or Pome Pros with chorus or record..(3 posts)

Wheel decision: Protons or Pome Pros with chorus or record..Juanmoretime
Feb 26, 2003 11:16 AM
hubs. I'm finishing up my first bike built with Campagnolo components. I have Record cranks and bottom bracket with Chorus shifters, brakes and drailluers and now it's time to choose my wheels. Should I go Protons, Chorus hubs with open Pro's or Record with Open Pros?

Racing or not racing?McAndrus
Feb 26, 2003 1:59 PM
If racing, I'd say Open Pros with Record. They're good wheels but beware the dreaded OP click. If not racing, then the Protons: they are excellent training wheels as they are relatively light and indestructable.
chorus with OP or aeroheadweiwentg
Feb 26, 2003 4:34 PM
I don't think the protons are worth the $$, and I don't think the performance will be better than a good handbuilt set. the record hubs save something like TEN GRAMS from record, only disadvantage is the lack of the grease port (if you use it at all). I hear the current generation aeroheads have an asymmetric rear to reduce dish, plus they have no clicking problems, but they also have no eyelets (may be a problem if using alloy nipples). if you want a performance increase over standard wheels, then go all the way up to the Eurus/Neutron level.