Dating campagnolo hubs
Read our full review of the Campagnolo Ghibli rear disc wheel Something a little different! Sure, costs the same as a very high end pair on its own, but if you’ve got the cash could prove your answer for fast time trial courses.Your bike probably came complete with clincher wheels and this is for good reason.If there’s one upgrade that will help to take your bike to the next level, it is a new pair of wheels.Some new hoops can completely transform your bike, shedding weight to help in the hills or improving aerodynamics so you can power along on the flat, hoovering up KOMs without breaking a sweat.However, unlike deep section wheels in the £500-£1,000 price bracket they will have a full carbon construction so as not to give too much of a weight penalty.Score: 10 Read our full review of the Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL C wheels here At 40mm deep, these represent a great all-rounder, and the braking surface impressed us no end, even in the wet where carbon rims tend to show their weakness.The third option around this price are the handful of full carbon clinchers that can sneak under the £1000 mark.
These might not be quite as quick on the flat and certainly won’t look as sexy as deep section wheels, but can offer the same stiffness, and should also be significantly lighter for faster climbing.
These are wheels that have extra material extending down from the rim, helping the wheel to cut through the wind and reducing aerodynamic drag.
This is great if you’re racing or just want to increase the average speed of your rides, but for this money deep section wheels will have an aluminium rather than a carbon rim and braking surface, often meaning a significant weight penalty.
These are no climbing wheel and don’t pretend to be a lightweight option.
Full review of the Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon wheelset here Fast and agile – we tested these on a trip in Majorca and felt they genuinely added to the trip. They did catch the wind more than any other 30mm rim we’d tried, though.