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Campy Proton wheels(3 posts)

Campy Proton wheelsMuskrat
Jun 1, 2002 6:36 PM
I am considering buying a bike with these wheels. Are they considered a good all around wheel? How is the weight and quality? How do they compare to the Bontrager Race Lites? Thank you.
P.S. I didn't see any reviews on this site.
re: Campy Proton wheels2_cheap
Jun 2, 2002 3:43 AM
I just bought a set and have about 300 miles on them. So far, I like them alot. I use them for mainly training, and have found them to be quite durable. They are also lighter than my other wheelset (Open Pros with Daytona hubs). Plus, they look cool.

Bear in mind that Campy rims are manufactured so that many tire brands are difficult to mount. I could put on/take off my Conti Ultra Gatorskins on my open pros without a tire lever; on my Proton's, it's a tight fit.
re: Campy Proton wheelsgs6769
Jun 2, 2002 3:56 AM
I've had Protons on my Bianchi a little over a year and find them to be excellent in all respects. They feel great, handle well and climb with stiff vigor. They also stay true incredibly well, even when subjected to plenty of miles on city streets. Weightwise, you might not want to race them but they won't turn you into a tortoise either. As with all Campy stuff, the lower line products are very similar in quality and durability to the higher line. The main price sacrifice is weight and therefore the use of more exotic materials. The Protons, unlike some of the higher line wheels, have regular spoke nipples making adjustments easy for the average rider. I recommend Protons without reservation.
Sorry, I've not tried the Bontragers.