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Greatestalltime 06-12-21 01:12 PM

Boras are sooo good???
 
They are IMO . But why?

Ive only had giant slr, DA c24 and 40, and Ultegra to compare to, but they are hands down better and I canít put my finger on why.

I have Bora 50ís on one bike and WTO 45 on another. They make me not like my other bike. What is it about them. I got the 45 after they made me not like either of the other bikes.

Looking for something comparable. What are some wheels that compare in weight, depth and price ?

cxwrench 06-12-21 03:37 PM

Because you spend a bunch of money on them and expect them to be good. Because it says Campy on them and you expect them to be good. That's the reality of it.

veganbikes 06-12-21 10:12 PM


Originally Posted by cxwrench (Post 22099339)
Because you spend a bunch of money on them and expect them to be good. Because it says Campy on them and you expect them to be good. That's the reality of it.

It is because of this:

(yes I understand it is a slightly different wheel but still)

smashndash 06-12-21 11:43 PM

Do your boras have ceramic bearings? Are any of those other wheels modern, wide, deep carbon rims?

Kimmo 06-13-21 12:33 AM

You will not feel any difference from ceramic bearings, except when the super hard balls destroy the softer races.

If you're concerned about the placebo-level effect of bearing drag, make sure the inner seals are removed.

Greatestalltime 06-13-21 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by smashndash (Post 22099758)
Do your boras have ceramic bearings? Are any of those other wheels modern, wide, deep carbon rims?

Maybe, but I wonít tell you.

Koyote 06-13-21 08:00 PM

If you want to brag about your wheel collection, you really should include photos.

Greatestalltime 06-14-21 04:42 AM

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...559bb8e0d.jpeg
The 50ís made me not like the c40 clincher (which are really c35) so I bought these for this bike and it was a very noticeable difference.
I canít tell much difference between these WTO 45 and the Bora 50. Maybe these are a little stiffer? And the wider tire of course makes for a smoother ride.

puma1552 06-27-21 10:32 PM

I keep looking at Boras just because I want them. Have Zondas which are plenty, but I'd be curious to see how much better Boras are.

popeye 06-29-21 09:12 PM

I loved my 50/58's (not Bora) until I got 60's. In a late afternoon headwind home you notice.


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