Bicycle Mechanics - Wheelset for disc brakes and Campy / Campagnolo 10spd cassete? (update 2012!)
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01-31-12, 03:58 AM
Planning on building a Soma Double Cross DC + my current Campag Centaur Groupset + Disc Brakes - but am struggling to find a compatable (and reasonably priced) wheelset?
I have my old wheelset including campag freehub so was wondering can I simply by a Shimano wheelset and change the freehub out - or are the connections different?
(ps. this was posted back in '06 but thought things may have progressed since, http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-202509.html )
Shimano at one time offered wheels with Campy pattern freehub bodies, and Campy reciprocated with Shimano compatible wheels. I don't know if the program still exists, or if the Campy pattern body is compatible with other models of Shimano hubs. You could call Shimano cust. service and ask.
Otherwise there are (were?) a few companies offering Shimano spline cassettes, with Campagnolo compatible index spacing. As I remember they were a bit pricey, but all things considered might come out less than changing the freehub body (if that's even possible).
Road disc use is still relatively small numbers, so it might be a while before anyone tools up to produce Campy compatible disc wheels, but I expect it'll happen soon (or maybe already did and I missed it).
01-31-12, 08:39 AM
Shimano at one time offered wheels with Campy pattern freehub bodies, and Campy reciprocated with Shimano compatible wheels.
That's interesting. I never heard of Shimano ever offering a Campy compatible wheel and I thought Campy started their second channel "Fulcrum" component line so they could sell Shimano compatible wheels without having to admit they were Campy. When did this all happen?
Anyway, one solution to the OP's problem is to buy a Shimano compatible disc wheel and cassette and use a J-tek Shiftmate to make it compatible with the Campy brifters and rear derailleur. I'm using a Shiftmate to allow 10-speed Campy Ergo brifters to work with a Shimano 10-speed cassette and rear derailleur and shifting is flawless.
I imported a number of Shimano compatible wheels from Campagnolo in 2001 and 2002, after which the program was stopped. They included, Eurus, Shamal, Sirocco, Vento, Proton, Neutron & others. The program was a sort of mutual exchange program with Shimano, that lasted only a year or two, and ended when they brought out Fulcrum, though there may have been other reasons.
BTW- I still have a number of those Shimano compatible Campy wheels, (brand new in the box) and am selling them at closeout prices if anybody's interested.
01-31-12, 09:15 AM
In the UK I would suggest Hope. They make hub bodies for disk and rim, with various axle lengths/widths and shimano and campagnolo freehubs.
01-31-12, 09:57 AM
White industries makes the hub you need. I'm not sure if there are any wheelsets built up with these yet ready for sale, but a good wheel builder can get you into a pretty sexy wheel.
01-31-12, 02:29 PM
<C> has a steel spline driver for 9 speed shimano cassettes..
But since they focus on Road bikes, UCI style,
No disc Mount on their hub shell.. Chris King, Phil Wood, White Ind ,
are hub manufacturers of equal, prestige, quality.
Cambria Bike shows the Cassette Driver .. they are $100. for that part.
01-31-12, 07:29 PM
I built an IF Steel Independence last year using DT Swiss 240 hubs and Record 11. Order the disc compatible hubset as you need and you will need to as well order the Campy rotor that is supplied as a separate item. Simply change out rotors and you are ready to go. I had wheels built (by LBS) with Mavic OP rims, but there are other choices you may prefer. I've been happy with the peformance of this installation.
02-10-12, 04:12 AM
Thanks everyone for the tips...also after much googling, email enquiries, etc, seems like this might be another option: http://www.amclassic.com/de/produkte/komponenten/cassette.php.
Imagine this'd provide some more options with off-the-shelf wheelsets too.
02-13-12, 12:39 AM
IRD also make a conversion cassette (http://www.interlocracing.com/cassettes_steel.html) to use with Campy shifters on a Shimano freehub. There are a few suggestions above for hubs that would work, I would get one of these custom-built with a rim of your choosing, and you'll end up with a wheel made specifically for your riding preferences, and so may be better than any pre-assembled wheelset available.
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