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    Racing with Campy Vento wheels

    Anyone race on Vento's? They've done well on my road bike that I've parted out to feed my cross build.
    I'm about 165-170lbs, and I'm a little concerned about how well the low spoke count and G3 pattern will do on a rough race course and my sloppy handling.
    (I believe they're the 2005 model.)

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    I havent raced on them yet, but have been riding them on some pretty gnarley trails.. holding up so far.
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    Yeah, I'm looking mostly to use them as a spare. I've got Open Pros on the bike now, but contemplating replacing/trading the Ventos for another set of Open Pros.

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    Here's the way I look at it. You can get away with light wheels for cross becase your tires are so large and cushy that they actually take the brunt of the impact. I don't know I have always thought the bomb proof wheel mentality is a bit misunderstood. I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
    You can get away with light wheels for cross becase your tires are so large and cushy that they actually take the brunt of the impact.
    I agree.. plus.. the campy ventos are tanks.. the spoke pattern is probably not optimal.. but I don't expect any issues.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I was suspecting such. It would be nice to have a second pair setup for different terrain/weather that I could easily swap out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myclem View Post
    Thanks for the feedback guys. I was suspecting such. It would be nice to have a second pair setup for different terrain/weather that I could easily swap out.
    I did almost all of last year on Khamsins (HEAVY wheels, but also with G3). Had not a single problem. I actually thought they were great for cross.

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