Campagnolo Scirocco road wheelset review

G3 spoking pattern divides load better

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£224.99 RRP
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.

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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.

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This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.

Product Specifications

Product

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.