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Wheels For Campy Setup(9 posts)

Wheels For Campy Setuposc
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 Setupmwood
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.
bad advice....C-40
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 SetupDougSloan
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 - Mavicsingletrack
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 Setupzero1
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 wheelsdzrider
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.