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Old 05-30-11, 09:09 AM
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Campagnolo wheels

ok so i was looking at campy wheels lately, and picked up a set from Steve here on the MB's btw thanks steve, haven't gotten them yet but waiting in the mail.

Anyways to get to my question, i've seen the models made by campagnolo, these are Shamal, Vento (which i bought) and Zonda.

I know that i've only seen vento's in clinchers, and i've seen shamals made in clincher and tubular, and zonda's i've only seen clincher.

Can anyone break down the differences in the rims and how they rank?

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Old 05-31-11, 10:19 AM
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Spoke count and rim type appear to be the differences between Shamals and Ventos.

Not familiar with Zonda.
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Shamal -> Vento -> Zonda
Shamal came in tubs and clinchers, Vento and Zonda only in clincher.
Zonda was only sold as OEM, usually with Mirage groupset.

The rims have the same size/shape, the only difference is weight. Shamal and Vento have flat spokes, there was also a 16 spoke version of the Vento's (Maybe also of Shamal). The Zonda's have round, equal-thickness spokes (heavy!).
There is most probably also some difference in the hub.

See relevant catalog pages here

Hope you are enjoying those Vento's!
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Supposedly the Shamals are also the same thing as Gipiemme Tecno 716's
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Gipiemme manufactured the actual rims used in the Shamals, etc...obviously the hubs were Campy...The Gipiemme/Torelli wheels I have have straight gauged spokes as well...but...the Gipiemmes can be had for much more reasonable prices!

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Supposedly the Shamals are also the same thing as Gipiemme Tecno 716's
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Old 06-08-11, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
Gipiemme manufactured the actual rims used in the Shamals, etc...obviously the hubs were Campy...The Gipiemme/Torelli wheels I have have straight gauged spokes as well...but...the Gipiemmes can be had for much more reasonable prices!
Huh, I did not know this. My Gipiemmes are quite nice and, in my mind, just doubled in value
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Ahh, the age of pre-built wheels!! Seems most use very specific proprietary parts plus other hurdles to DIY servicing.

Campagnolo still makes a Record hubset in 32H (albeit black), distributed by QBP, that can be paired with the spokes and rims of ones desire. I just finished building up some wheels with those Record hubs, DT 465 rims and DT Competition butted spokes. The weight difference compared to my expensive, pre-built Easton 90SL is only 38g more for the rear and 146g for the front. For that negligible increase I got a bomber 3X wheelset with more spokes, double eyelets, brass nipples throughout and Campy hubs. And the rim stickers, while not too bad looking, can be peeled easily.

New Campy wheels, whether Shamals or the ones I just made, are all backwards compatible with 9-10-11 speed.

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