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campagnolo eurus wheelset anyone? other?(4 posts)

campagnolo eurus wheelset anyone? other?ppp
Nov 16, 2003 4:52 AM
I am thinking about buying a pair of eurus wheels to my cyclocross singlespeed, (offroad use exclusively) ,i would like to know if anyone uses them and their opinion on them.Is this a risky option?
Should i consider other options on pre-built wheels?
I tend to prefer campagnolo over others.
Thanks
Why Eurus for off-road?AJS
Nov 18, 2003 4:46 AM
I've owned Shamal and Nucleon tubulars when I had my road bike, and they were both pretty tough wheelsets, I never had any issues with them.

But why an expensive set of Eurus just to get beaten up on off-road rides? You'd probably be better served with a set of custom's...
new , half price ! Opinions pleaseppp
Nov 18, 2003 2:04 PM
I know a set of customs makes more sense,but i got a deal on a unused pair of 2003 EURUS for less than half the price!
Will they stand the abuse of off road riding ?
What do you think?
new , half price ! Opinions pleaseAJS
Nov 19, 2003 6:55 AM
I don't know much about the durability of the Eurus. I've only owned the Shamals & Nucleons as I said. Those wheelsets never gave me any problems, and I weigh around 200 lbs. and rode fairly rough upstate NY roads with them for many miles.

One LBS (Branford Bike) cautioned me not to buy the Nukes - because of my size they said I'd tear those wheels up in a hurry. Shows how much THEY know! (Bear in mind however that both sets were tubular rims, not clincher, so those rims were stronger than usual clinchers to begin with.)

But I didn't do the off-roading with them that you're planning to do. I don't think the Campy road wheels are really intended for that type of use, although they're very strong and well-built wheels. I'd probably snag 'em for that price, only because I love Campy's wheels so much - but that's a biased opinion!

Since you're getting them for such a good price, I suppose an argument can be made that even if you have to put some $ into them for maintainance, you're still not out anything in the long haul. ;-)

A tough decision indeed! Good luck!