|Wheels For Campy Setup||osc|
May 14, 2002 3:20 PM
|I am interested in upgrading my bike with new wheels, however, I think my options are limited a little bit because I have campy components on my bike. I am not a racer, but I would like to get a good set of wheels for everyday use that are durable, good for climbing and aerodynamic. If anyone has suggestions on what type of wheels I should consider that are compatible with campy components, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.|
|re: Wheels For Campy Setup||mwood|
May 14, 2002 3:40 PM
|I take it the concern is that Shimano cassettes and Campy cassettes are not interchangeable?
I am running a Shimano Ultegra cassette (on a Mavic wheelset which I had when I bought my new bike) on my new Campy Centaur equipped bike and it shifts tremendously well, if that is of any help.
May 15, 2002 4:29 AM
|Shimano 9 speed cog spacing is 4.32mm vs. campy's 4.55mm the difference is 5% per shift, which will accumulate to 20% on the 4th shift, if the derailleur is perfectly centered on the middle cog. If the derailleur isn't adjusted carefully, the error could accumulate to 40%.
If the bike has 10 speed components, the only way to use a shimano hub is with a $140 wheels manufacturing cassette.
Neither one is a great option.
|re: Wheels For Campy Setup||DougSloan|
May 14, 2002 6:35 PM
|Ksyriums, Campy hub/Open Pro or any other rim you want; Zipps; Campy has several wheelsets, too
For affordability, I'd stick with Campy hubs and Open Pros
|2nd that, and consider cxp33 rims...||JS Haiku Shop|
May 15, 2002 4:48 AM
|for that slightly more "aero" profile. my set have been pretty bomb-proof, so far. excel and cc catalogs came in this week--check excel for a large selection of hand-build wheels, made to order.|
|Campy - Mavic||singletrack|
May 15, 2002 4:09 AM
|Campy hubs, Mavic open pro rims, DT ss spokes,
brass nipples, laced 3x. Thats what I run and
have had no problems, they hold up well and
are a great training/racing setup. I had deep
rims before and the cross winds were blowing
me all over, no problem with cross winds now.
They are also great for climbing and sprints.
I would stay away form the shimano set up with
campy, you have to use a spacer kit with the casset
and the shifts will not be as crisp.
May 15, 2002 4:33 AM
|Campy has an entire line of great wheels covering a large price range. All are perfectly good. Mavic Ksyriums and other top Mavic models also are available with campy compatible hubs. Lots of other brands now have campy compatible hubs.|
|re: Wheels For Campy Setup||zero1|
May 15, 2002 4:47 AM
|i have a colnago mxl and i just put campy eurus on it...they work fine.....ride safe|
|re: Nothing wrong with Campy wheels||dzrider|
May 15, 2002 4:58 AM
|I've had Electrons since July and, so far, have been very satisfied. I think the new Protons are much the same. They accelerate more quickly and climb better than the MA-40's they replaced. They have required no maintenance. Sometimes when I have the bike on the stand I get the back wheel spinning, stop, and stand there and watch happily as it turns on it own for what feels like a long, long time.|| |