|Which wheels--Campy v. Mavic/C. King?||suprflly|
Feb 27, 2003 3:08 PM
|I bought a floor model '01 Pinarello Prince that came with Campy electron wheels. Six months ago I had some Mavic open pro's built with Chris King hubs; Anyone have any experience with both to shed some light?
I know I should just try both out on the bike but I just haven't had the time. Thanks!
|Not a lot of difference||Kerry|
Feb 27, 2003 4:58 PM
|The Electron is basically a Record hub with a Campy rim and low spoke count. A very nice wheel, but nothing special vs. other high end wheels. You can't buy the parts to build your own (just like Ksyrium) so that makes it "special" and adds a couple $100 to the cost. The King with OP is in the same league, though IMO the Record hub is better. A Record/OP or Record/Velocity Aerohead is probably the best value of the bunch - equal performance and lower price (about $300 from Colorado Cyclist or Excel).|
|Can't run CK wheels w/ Campy 10 speed, though...||seyboro|
Feb 27, 2003 6:27 PM
|...well, I could not make it work, anyways (long story involving lots of famous wrenching gurus). The King freewheel bodies are not wide enough to hold a 10 speed conversion cassette. Let me know, if you are running Campy 10 and I can elaborate.
The CKs themselves are superb hubs and I still use them on my Shimano-equipped bike. 2 years and no problems, if you like the whining sound...
|Can't run CK wheels w/ Campy 10 speed, though...||suprflly|
Feb 28, 2003 9:23 AM
|The pinarello is actually equipped with Record 9 speed so I don't think it's going to be a problem--do you know otherwise?
I also love the sound of the king hubs.
Feb 28, 2003 5:32 PM
|Chris King does not make a freehub body that is compatable with Campy components. So it really does not matter if you got 10,9, or 8 speed. The only way to make that work is buy a after market cassette from someone like Mavic, Wheels Mfg. ect. Some of these cassettes work better than others but if you do a little research on the archives of this site I think you will find out plenty of information. I have personally used the Mavic M-10 cassette and have had no problems with it. It shifts really well and is an excellent way to run Shimano wheels on an otherwise Campy Drivetrain.
Hope this Helps,
|King hub can still work!||russw19|
Mar 2, 2003 9:41 PM
|I currently run a wheelset that has a King hub with Campy Record 10. I use the American Classic conversion cassette. It works just as well as any other hub/cassette combo I have ever used. As far as I can tell it shifts as well as my Record hub with a Record cassette. You can pick them up for about $90 retail at a few mailorder houses, or your local shop can order them from American Classic directly or from Quality Bicycle Parts.