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Campy Scirocco wheels. Anyone have any experience(5 posts)

Campy Scirocco wheels. Anyone have any experienceHigh Gear
May 18, 2003 5:01 PM
- with them? I can get a new set from a friend for a killer deal. The spoke pattern looks crazy. How do they ride?
re: Campy Scirocco wheels. Anyone have any experiencemoo2
May 18, 2003 6:10 PM
I just got a set of these, and I'm very happy. They're not quite as light or fancy as more expensive wheels, but for the price ($300) they're great for me.

The G3 lacing pattern is borrowed from Campy's more expensive wheels, but makes for a strong wheel that accellerates well, with just enough 'give' for me.

That being said, I'm only 140lbs and I ride in Florida, so I don't know how these would hold up wit a heavier rider, or during climbs.

Mine were a replacement for a set of 32 hole Ambrosio Balance, so with that in mind the performance is an order of magnitude better for me.

Give them a try if the price is right. I think you'll probably be happy with them, and they look snazzy too.
re: Campy Scirocco wheels. Anyone have any experiencecarpe_podium
May 18, 2003 8:22 PM
There's a review here:
I'm sure they're totally unbiased ;)

These wheels are pretty popular, I've seen a lot of them at races, group rides, etc. What kind of deal are you getting? I've seen them go for $249 ish.
re: Campy Scirocco wheels. Anyone have any experienceHigh Gear
May 19, 2003 1:55 AM
He'll give them to me for $200. His ADA wheels had to go back to get fixed and he picked these up just to get him by. I guess I'll buy them.

They ride fine--pretty good IMO.djg
May 19, 2003 6:36 AM
I picked up a set pretty cheap and have used them on the commuter. They've been a strong set of wheels--no problems. My subjective impression is that they're not as stiff as my Ks, despite the (somewhat) higher profile rim. They spin up pretty well. I like them, for what they are; that is, (despite the hi-tech looks) a good basic wheelset.