Campagnolo Khamsin road wheelset review

Affordable and solid

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £149.99 RRP | USD $194.61
Campagnolo Khamsin wheelset

Our review

A tough wheelset from the Italian masters with super-smooth hubs and rim wear indicators.
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Campagnolo’s budget wheelset isn’t light, but includes quality features and runs smooth and long for the money. Fulcrum and Campagnolo are closely related and the Khamsin shares the same front hub shell, skewers and steel freehub body of the former’s £850-more-expensive Racing Five wheels.


They share the same double driveside, single offside arrangement, with straight-gauge round spokes grouped into distinctive triple sheafs at the rim. The Khamsin also gets more rounded non-eyeletted rims and weight reflects the low price.


The freehub is available in Campagnolo or SRAM/Shimano formats. It picks up drive securely and the wheels track and transmit power purposefully. The open centre covers can harbour grime if not checked regularly. Not light, but a predictable handling, solid feeling and long running wheelset for the price.

Product Specifications


Name Khamsin Wheels (11)
Brand Campagnolo

Description Lightened rim thanks to a new production process New wear indicator system Black anodized New graphics Hub in black anodized aluminum Oversize flange for the rear wheel cassette side Reinforced spoke housing Round section straight-head spokes in stainless steel Front: 20 straight-head round spokes - dia' 2 Rear: G3 Geometry - Left side 9 straight-head round dia' 2 - Cassette side 18 curved-head round spokes dia' 2
Rims Brand Campagnolo
Material Alloy
Weight (g) 1974
Tyre Type clincher
Wheel Size 700C
Bike Compatibility Campagnolo 10spd Campagnolo 9spd
Brake Compatibility Caliper Rim Brakes
Front Spoke Count 24
Front Wheel Axle Length 100
Front Wheel Weight 850
Rear Wheel Axle Length 130
Rear Wheel Weight 1122
Skewers Included Yes