Campagnolo Scirocco road wheelset review

G3 spoking pattern divides load better

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £224.99 RRP | USD $350.00
Campagnolo Scirocco road wheelset

Our review

Concentric and true, with unusual G3 spoke pattern on the rear
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Scirocco road wheelset (12)
Brand Campagnolo

Description Front: weight 840g Spokes 20 radial, bladed. Rear: weight 1080g Spokes 27: 9 radial, 18 three-cross bladed.