Campagnolo Scirocco road wheelset £224.99

G3 spoking pattern divides load better

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The Scirocco rear wheel uses Campagnolo’s G3 spoking pattern: every radial left-hand spoke sits between two tangential right-hand spokes. This divides the load better, but means you’re limited to the company’s own rims.

Most of the spokes are bladed except for two plain-gauge spokes up front and one in the rear. Campagnolo do this to balance the wheel, and while the rim joint opposite is annoyingly prominent we’re not sure why a tiny weight wasn’t fixed to the rim instead. Build quality is fair: the wheels are concentric and true but spoke tension needs to be more consistent.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.

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