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Campagnolo Wheelsets; Proton/Eurus(5 posts)

Campagnolo Wheelsets; Proton/EurusKiwi Rider
Aug 30, 2003 8:05 PM
Are these good wheelsets for riding on rough roads. In NZ the roads aren't always great and my LBS told me that when looking for wheelsets we should keep this in mind. Said that light isn't always best. I'm a junior rider and for school wheels can't be deeper than 30mm (rims) and have to have stainless steel spokes, alloy rim. I'm going to get a new bike next year with Campagnolo Centaur/Giant Composite frame (2003 model probably but wait for 2004 Campagnolo). If getting the wheelsets, get Proton with bike and get Eurus from internet, cheaper that way. Probably use Protons more for longer rides and hill climbing, Eurus for shorter, flatter and TT rides.
Kiwi Rider
re: Campagnolo Wheelsets; Proton/Eurusdivve
Aug 30, 2003 8:28 PM
For rough roads I wouldn't use anything but custom built 32/3x or even 36/3x. That's what 95% use here in Europe for over the cobbles...I'm assuming for good reason.
re: Campagnolo Wheelsets; Proton/Eurusroadeeforlife
Aug 30, 2003 8:47 PM
A fellow group rider just purchased the Eurus about 2 months ago and has had 0 problems. He uses them on a daily basis. they are also very nice looking rims.
re: Campagnolo Wheelsets; Proton/EurusKiwi Rider
Aug 31, 2003 1:13 AM
The roads in NZ are mainly chip seal. There are no coble stones :) Sometimes roads are fairly smooth on 'Waterfront' School Team Time Trials but most other riding is situated on chip seal. I have heard that the Campag wheels stay true for a long time so that's why I ask.
Kiwi Rider
My Protons are great so farOffTheBack
Aug 31, 2003 3:20 AM
FWIW, I weigh 180 lbs (82 kg) and have ridden over 2200 miles (3550 km) on them, on roads of varying quality - potholes, railroad tracks, etc. Never touched 'em with a spoke wrench and they are still perfectly true and round.