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Vento wheels good value at $290?

Old 05-24-08, 09:12 PM
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Vento wheels good value at $290?

I'm looking for parts to build a Pinarello Angliru frame, preferably all Campagnolo. The Vento wheels seem OK for only $290, but I searched the forum and got mixed opinions about G3 pattern. What do you think?
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G3 rear is great, G3 front is weird.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce
G3 rear is great, G3 front is weird.
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If it was a good idea everyone would have unbalanced spoke counts up front.

https://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...not-to-g3.html

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no they're not a great value. My experience is that the fronts comes out of true easily. Keep in mind I'm a 130lbs rider. switched to Neuvations and wheels are still true many miles later.
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I have a pair and have had no problems with them coming out of true after thousands of miles. These are a little heavy, but they are bomber wheels for training or fast group rides IMO.
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Look for a deal on some Fulcrum 5 Evolutions. Should be able to get them at bout $290. Radial front, campy hubs and rims. Small step up from the Ventos in my experience.
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Originally Posted by paul_858
no they're not a great value. My experience is that the fronts comes out of true easily. Keep in mind I'm a 130lbs rider. switched to Neuvations and wheels are still true many miles later.
MMV - My Ventos have 13,000 miles on them, never touched the front for truing, a tad of wobble around 10k in the rear, easily removed. No complaints.
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Thanks for your opinions. Still not sure - some very different experiences.
But would a firm like Campagnolo sell an inferior product? I doubt that...
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I am for Campy wheels, although I don't have Ventos, id say give them a try or better yet, for for the fulcrums.
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Originally Posted by Reynolds
Thanks for your opinions. Still not sure - some very different experiences.
But would a firm like Campagnolo sell an inferior product? I doubt that...
Check out their first and second generation index systems. Or their bottom end component groups.

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