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anyone using/used ambrosio excellence rims?(5 posts)

anyone using/used ambrosio excellence rims?JS Haiku Shop
Jun 13, 2002 6:23 AM
compare them to any others (open pro, etc.)?

TIA
re: anyone using/used ambrosio excellence rims?CT1 Guy
Jun 13, 2002 10:32 AM
Never actually used them but know builders / riders who reckon they're as good as Open Pros.
I think that they're slighly heavier than OP, but they also produce a lightweight version.
re: anyone using/used ambrosio excellence rims?swvegg
Jun 13, 2002 12:23 PM
I have, they are very comfortable wheels. Compared to open pro's I would say they are more comfortable but a little less responsive. I've had a spoke break for no apparent reason once, but other than that they have been nice.
A big yes for Ambrosio rimsboneman
Jun 13, 2002 12:46 PM
I have wheels built with Excellights and Balance's. The latter are on my fixie, semi-aero and w/o ferrules, 500gr and bomb proof. The Excellights are built onto Phil Cassette hubs, 32 and 3x with Sapim Laser spokes. I also have a set of Mavic OP's built onto Ultegra's, 32 and 3x with Revo's up front and 14/15 DT's in the rear. In a nut shell, I like the Ambrosio Excellights better than the OP's. They weigh about the same, the Excellence I think is around 460gr, but the rims seem stiffer and have stayed both straight, and round. Build quality for both has been the same and the spokes on the Ambrosio's are slightly lighter. The Excellights are a wee bit expensive compared to the OP's and the Excellences are a better value. Their physical appearance is better and the build quality seems higher. Worth looking into and you'll not see them next to you in every ride.
re: anyone using/used ambrosio excellence rims?DaveG
Jun 13, 2002 1:44 PM
Have not used the Excellence but I currently have Balance's on my Marin. Seem well-built and tough, have never seen a spoke wrench. I believe the Excellence may be a bit heavier than the OP