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Does anyone ride the Campy Proton Wheelset ?(7 posts)

Does anyone ride the Campy Proton Wheelset ?G-T-
Dec 30, 2003 5:54 AM
Is it a sturdy set or is it flexy due to the low spoke count ?

Thanks
Nucleon experienceDougSloan
Dec 30, 2003 8:09 AM
I have the Nucleons, with even fewer spokes. Rock solid as it gets.

Doug
re: Does anyone ride the Campy Proton Wheelset ?rfrancisco
Dec 30, 2003 8:19 AM
I have two set Campy Protons, one setup with 8 speed and the other with 9 speed. I got these wheels about 11 months ago and they haven't need any truing yet. When I got them I weigh 190 lbs and they handle the weight pretty well, now I'm down to 165 lbs and they have 25 lbs less to stress them out. I don't notice any flex in the wheels, the only problem with them is getting the tires on them, I guess that why they make tire levers.
re: Does anyone ride the Campy Proton Wheelset ?Elefantino
Dec 30, 2003 8:39 AM
I had them for a year on a 62cm steel Serotta. They were outstanding wheels, never needed truing, spun up quickly, no flex at all, etc. Great wheels.

The only thing I did notice is that when I switched to CXP30s, which have more spokes (and Record hubs; the Protons are Chorus-level), the ride is nicer.

FWIW,
Mike
I like themOffTheBack
Dec 30, 2003 8:54 AM
I haven't noticed any flex, and they have not needed truing in over 3000 miles (that's 5000 km for the rest of the world). I weigh 185 lbs / 82 kg.
re: Does anyone ride the Campy Proton Wheelset ?dave_w
Dec 30, 2003 10:00 AM
I have ridden them on road and for CX this year and am very impressed. Much better performance at the pricepoint than the Mavic Cosmos I also ride. I'm 170'ish, and stand alot when climbing, no flex issues here.
thanks all, I think I will make the purchase. n.m.G-T-
Dec 30, 2003 11:51 AM
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