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Race X Lites vs Campy Eurus(4 posts)

Race X Lites vs Campy EurusAFrizzledFry
Apr 28, 2003 9:45 AM
hi guys, i've got a question about wheelsets...
i could buy a set of Eurus for $574, OR i can get a pair of Race X Lites for $550 on sale i just found at my LBS. what do you guys think? i'm torn. pleeeeeeeeease help me choose!!!! i'm looking for a good set of wheels to race on (almost) exclusively. i know that the Race X Lites are lighter- but i also know that weight isn't everything when it comes to wheels. help help help! any insight will be greatly appreciated!

just got the Eurus...C-40
Apr 28, 2003 10:24 AM
Just got a set from with free shipping for $575.

It's hard to beat the Record-quality hubs you get with Campy wheels. The Eurus wheels seem plenty stiff, perhaps producing a slightly harsher ride than Ksyriums.

When comparing the weight, be sure that you make the comparison equally, either with or without skewers. Campy quotes weights with skewers while many other quote without.

I assume that either wheelset has the proper freehub to avoid the need for a conversion cassette.

The Campy wheels should include wheel bags that are worth about $50. Some folks don't need wheel bags, so that may not be a consideration.

Can't comment on the Ritchey wheels.
re: Race X Lites vs Campy Eurusndeibert
Apr 28, 2003 12:40 PM
I've got a set of the Race X Lites and absolutely love them. Out of the box they were good and true. I live in Spain and hit cobble stones probably 2 twice a week with them. I haven't had to true them yet at all and I've got over 5000km on them now. In my opinion they are a great all around wheel, light and durable. Also, if you are unfortunate to break a spoke you can put a regular one in if your LBS doesn't have the bladed spokes in stock.
re: Race X Lites vs Campy EurusJuanmoretime
Apr 28, 2003 1:09 PM
I can't comment on the Race X Lites, I do love my Eurus wheels. Light and very responsive. I train on these and wouldn't hesitate to race on them either. The low bladed spoke count has these about as aero as you can get with a 27.5 mm rim and the hidden nipples assist as well. I'm just very impressed on the construction of these wheels and expect them to last a long time plus Campy makes it so easy to maintain with the grease injection ports on them. I paid $560 shipped from including Campy wheel bags and record skewers, how could you go wrong.