Good value factory built wheels?

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Calpol
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Good value factory built wheels?

Postby Calpol » Fri Feb 22, 2013 21:11 pm

Just spotted these
Campagnolo Neutron Ultra Clinchers. £450 if you include the current 10% off campag stuff at Ribble. I wonder how they would compare to 23mm handbuilts. good reviews on Wiggle and Bike Radar.


http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/showPart.asp?part=CAMPWHFR450&bike=

Review
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/components/wheel-sets/product/review-campagnolo-neutron-ultra-wheelset-11-44601

RC856
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Re: Good value factory built wheels?

Postby RC856 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 08:59 am

Can't speak for handbuilts but I've got a set of Zondas and Shamal Ultra and really like both.
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maddog 2
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Re: Good value factory built wheels?

Postby maddog 2 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:15 am

good spot. Campag-only freehub though.
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ugo.santalucia
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Re: Good value factory built wheels?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:36 am

It depends what you want to compare...
People like to compare performance and there is nothing to compare in terms of speed I am afraid... What is the difference in performance between a BMW and the corresponding Audi? 5 bhp? Are you going to use them? Will one get you to Bristol earlier than the other?
I am afraid your speed will be determined by your power output, wind, road surface, road traffic and signage, elevation profile and ride mates to a much greater extent than any wheel can do.

there is a lot to compare in terms of looks, comfort of ride and running costs... if these are of interest... :wink:

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Re: Good value factory built wheels?

Postby Monty Dog » Sat Feb 23, 2013 18:13 pm

Neutrons are a good, proven design. Big Maggy won P-Rx on a pair so few worries about durability. Unless you feel compelled to go for a heavier, deep-section rim which will give a harsher ride. I regret selling mine after I bought some Ksyrium SLs - Mavics were scrapped after the rims wore out and Mavic don't provide spares after 5 years.
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Re: Good value factory built wheels?

Postby wasabi_m » Sat Feb 23, 2013 18:31 pm

Was riding neutrons for a few months last year and really liked them. Only around 1300g so ride nicely. Dance up hill.

Now on khamsin so really notice the difference.


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