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Ambrosio Excellence Rims(7 posts)

Ambrosio Excellence RimsB2
Sep 29, 2003 3:36 PM
I'm having a difficult time finding any info on the Ambrosio Excellence rims. Are they good, bad, light, durable....? Any info appreciated.

re: Ambrosio Excellence Rimscolnagofu
Sep 29, 2003 4:09 PM
they are brilliant!! not terribly light. but bomb proof. and they are easily the most attractive rim out there.
re: Ambrosio Excellence RimsYe Olde Balde One
Sep 30, 2003 6:22 AM
I have a set. They are one of the nicest rims I've used (and I've used a lot). The only rim I like better is the Excel-Light, which is 420gm vs 460gm of the Excellence. It's only available in black though if that's a consideration.

I've had no problems getting either in the US.
Interesting availabilityboneman
Sep 30, 2003 1:25 PM
I have the Excellight and Balance. As everyone's noted, superb rims and the rim of choice for many wheelbuilders in the UK including Helmut Burns at Sonic, Monty Young at Condor and Paul Hewitt. My Mavic OP set are almost done and I'll be getting them replaced with Excellence rims. Well made, superb finish and durable.

The Excellight is a ball breaker to find in the UK so it's interesting to see that in the State's, it's easy.

I've posted this pic before so apologies to those who've seen the Excellight up close.
RE: Interesting availabilityYe Olde Balde One
Sep 30, 2003 6:41 PM
That's an old style Excel-Light. The new ones are laser etched graphics, with just a decal that looks like a red ball with the Ambrosio name through it over the joint (which is now welded). The graphics look cool, and they aren't going to peel off either.

I'll take a pic when I get my new digital camera, but I keep buying bike stuff instead!
re: Ambrosio Excellence Rimst5rguy
Sep 30, 2003 8:27 AM
Excellent rims, classy finish and stickers. Like the bald one says, the Excellight is even better. Light but strong enough and slightly flatter section than the Excellence. Very attractive.
re: Ambrosio Excellence RimsRazzo
Sep 30, 2003 1:56 PM
I first put Ambrosio Focus rims (medium profile) with choros hubs on my Cramerotti road bike because they looked so good. They are bullet proof. I am putting them on a cross bike I am getting built for fair weather commuting. In their place I am putting the Excellight rims on which are 100 grams lighter. Can't go wrong with Ambroiso.