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Reynolds Alta Race or Campy Vento?

Old 10-04-06, 08:58 PM
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Reynolds Alta Race or Campy Vento?

I am looking at both of these fairly inexpensive wheelsets-I am going to have Nashbar pricematch pricepoint on the Alta Races, but I thought I'd ask about the Ventos. I'm not sure I like the looks of them at all, but I guess it could grow on me.
Any input?
The reason I ask is the Alta Races have some bad reviews on roadbikereview.

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Old 10-04-06, 09:10 PM
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I have to say the Ventos, simply because I love the look of Campagnolo wheelsets.
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i'd say campy for sure, but check out what deals you can get on zonda's. no that there's anything wrong with ventos but you get some aero spokes and i think nicer hubs with the zondas for not much more in some cases.
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i just bough the alta race, i am happy with them for now, specially for the price.
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Go with the Reynolds... there have been quite a few threads of late talking all about.

Some facts: Reynolds have redesigned the Alta... it now has DT spokes and a beefer hub. This added the weight by 20 grams (not a huge diff. but makes the wheel stronger).

I wouldn defintely not get the Ventos (better off getting Xero Xr-1 wheels) But the zondas are very nice. ... that being said I went withe the Reynolds.

Reparto Corse has the "alta Race" for $300.00 (campy verson). Ignore the description the owner "Ed" was recently informed of the mistake after I recieved my wheels and I contacted Reynolds.

Hope this helps.

Threads:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight=alta+race
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight=alta+race
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight=alta+race
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight=alta+race
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