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Campy wheels: Vento vs Scirocco vs Zonda

Old 09-08-09, 07:35 AM
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Campy wheels: Vento vs Scirocco vs Zonda

Looking at my winter build, does anyone have any insight into the major differences between these wheels, and what the advantages/disadvantages are? they're all pretty close price wise...
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i only have experience with the scirrocco wheelset. it's very durable. heavy, but for a training wheelset, who cares. i'd recommend it without reservation.
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NEITHER ....Find a set of lightly used Eurus wheels.

I have a set of 404 tubies that sit in a closet because the Eurus wheels are THAT good.
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Vento is about as bombproof as it gets in my opinion. Yes heavy in comparison but the things just spin up and never are out of true. It is in the hubs and they look cool also.
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older scirocco's here also.

I think I would pass on the vento's hubs and lacing.

If I was a heavy rider, I would pick the scirocco's over the zonda's.
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https://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...not-to-g3.html

Don't get the G3 front. G3 rear is fine. Zonda would be my pick.

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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
https://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...not-to-g3.html

Don't get the G3 front. G3 rear is fine. Zonda would be my pick.

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wow, great article, i may have to rethink what i'm buying here, fortunately i have all winter to get this sorted out. thank you sir.
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whats funny is that G3 front wheel is only offered on the cheaper wheels because campagnolo knows people who pay a lot of money for a wheelset won't want a piece of junk.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
whats funny is that G3 front wheel is only offered on the cheaper wheels because campagnolo knows people who pay a lot of money for a wheelset won't want a piece of junk.
to the unknowing eye, they do look cool though...
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Zondas are fantastic all around wheels. Can't speak to the other two, but the Zondas are one of my all time fave's. I've put some serious abuse on mine (including a fair bit of riding on Belgian cobbles) and have never needed to touch them. The hubs are also the smoothest I've ever ridden.
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Miche Race? Fairly heavy, but nice hubs.
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I'd get Fulcrums before the lower end Campy for exactly the reason CDR stated.
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I'm telling you - if keep an eye out, you can find used Eurus wheels for about $700 ...they're worth every dime.

I wouldn't touch anything with the name "Miche" on it if it was free.
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Hi,

I trained on Sciroccos for 1-1/2 years and they were bomb proof. I had the G3 rear and radial fronts.

What I haven't seen anyone comment about is that every Campy clincher wheel that I've encountered, mine and my clubmate's, the process of putting a tire on or taking it off is a BIG pain. For whatever reason, it seems that Campy's clincher rims are slightly oversized (on purpose) and it makes getting the bead on or off an excruciating process. That's why I sold those wheels. If it weren't for that I'd have kept them.
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Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
Hi,

I trained on Sciroccos for 1-1/2 years and they were bomb proof. I had the G3 rear and radial fronts.

What I haven't seen anyone comment about is that every Campy clincher wheel that I've encountered, mine and my clubmate's, the process of putting a tire on or taking it off is a BIG pain. For whatever reason, it seems that Campy's clincher rims are slightly oversized (on purpose) and it makes getting the bead on or off an excruciating process. That's why I sold those wheels. If it weren't for that I'd have kept them.
so i guess the older 'roccos were G3 rear, radial front, it appears the current generation are G3 front and rear, and it sounds like i should look elsewhere if that is the case...
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The reason why I said Zonda is the steel spokes. My friend trashed his Eurus and I got them from him. He's 155 lbs but extremely careless and dented both rims - I've also watched him fiddle with his cyclometer and ride into a ditch on a perfectly straight road among other interesting "events". He got the aluminum spoke Eurus to replace the steel spoke ones. He's been disappointed with them. I think it's the aluminum spokes (the rest of the wheel is virtually identical). The Zonda has steel spokes.

I have a front Eurus, pre-2002 version (steel spokes) that I can sell. It has a brand new rim. I couldn't get a rear rim so it's unrideable. I got them from a friend with the intent to rebuild both and use them for training. No one has a rear rim now. If you can find a rear rim, I'll sell you a front wheel. Or if you can find a rear rim, the hub and spokes on my rear is good, and it'll be super discounted

(I'm still hoping I can figure out a way to rebuild it with some other rim - maybe a blank rim drilled out for the 21 spoke pattern, or get a different Campy rim like a Zonda.)

The Fulcrums are good too (if you're looking for Campy built wheels). A friend has the Fulcrum 1s from my bike (I sold them new off my Cannondale) and likes them. I specifically asked about the aluminum spokes but he thinks the wheels are good (so that's an argument that the new Eurus should be fine). He trains on some steel spoke Fulcrums, not sure which ones, and he doesn't have any faster wheels (never did).

In contrast my careless friend has 404 and 303 tubulars, and had two sets of older Zipps (440s, 340s). So he knows if he likes a wheel or not.

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I talked to the Campagnolo rep in California about this last year. He said I should buy the Zondas.
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
so i guess the older 'roccos were G3 rear, radial front, it appears the current generation are G3 front and rear, and it sounds like i should look elsewhere if that is the case...
uzzled:

Current Campy site shows G3/ radial for Sciroccos. Going down to Vento gets you the wonderfullness of G3 front and Rear
Mine seem relatively bombproof though heavy.(08' Scirocco)
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Originally Posted by Cleave View Post



What I haven't seen anyone comment about is that every Campy clincher wheel that I've encountered, mine and my clubmate's, the process of putting a tire on or taking it off is a BIG pain. For whatever reason, it seems that Campy's clincher rims are slightly oversized (on purpose) and it makes getting the bead on or off an excruciating process.
I am building up a bike right now and I bought a pair of Sciroccos. Last night I tried to mount the tires and I could not believe how hard it was and I broke my QuickStik that I have had for years. I thought that it was the tires but I guess it is the rims, it makes me nervous about flatting (especially in the cold and wet in the PNW).

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I have the older Ventos and getting the tires on is a pain in da arse!! I love the wheels though! I'm 6'7" and 210 lbs too, I ride 200+ miles a week on them and they are great!
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