Campagnolo Vento Reaction road wheelset review

Large flange hubs

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
£189.99 RRP
Campagnolo Vento Reaction road wheelset

Our review

It’s a gimmick and the design results in longer sections of unsupported rim
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Unlike Campagnolo‘s Scirocco front wheel, the Vento Reaction has a G3 pattern like the rear. As there’s the same number of spokes on each side at the front, it’s a gimmick. With fewer spokes, the design results in longer sections of unsupported rim so we weren’t surprised the front wheel was out of true.

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Spot-on spoke tension is important for a wheel like this. Large flange hubs make the wheels laterally stiffer, due to shorter spokes. The spokes are butted, and there’s a plain gauge one included for wheel balancing. At worst, balancing won’t do any harm and at best it might eliminate speed wobble.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Vento Reaction road wheelset (12)
Brand Campagnolo

Description Front: weight 860g, spokes 24 radial, butted. Rear: weight 1140g, spokes 27: 9 radial, 18 three-cross, butted.