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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Hello everyone, i am going to be picking up a set of zondas soon, ive been planning to go with the new 2013 with the mega g3 lacing. But i have found a great deal on new 2012 zondas with the normal g3 lacing, has anyone compared these wheels? The mega g3 is supposed to be stiffer but i know the old model is very proven and often came in under weight to boot!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:14 am 
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Get the Mega's dude. You'll thank me later.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Hi,

Excuse my infinite ignorance but what exactly is the difference between the two?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:35 am 
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Normal G3 vs Mega G3? I think the grouping of the spokes is more aggressive on the 2013 ones, meaning that they are closer together on the 2013 model. What this means in terms of performance, I have no clue

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:42 am 
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It's something to do with a larger flange, but I don't know what that is relative too as I'm not that familiar with the Zondas. I don't think it has anything to do with the grouping of the spokes or their spacing. That's the same as far as I know.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Hi,

Found this:

http://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/en/newsdetail/newsid_324_newscatid_3.jsp

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:03 pm 
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My wife has an older pair of Erus, which are plenty stiff. I have recently received a pair of 2-way Shamal Ultras for my tubeless test. They have the 'Mega G3' hub design. As compared to the older design, the Mega G3 has a larger diameter drive-side flange. That would change the spoke length and geometry, effectively making a stiffer, stronger wheel.

The old wheel is pretty stiff. If you can find the old wheel much cheaper, I don't think you would feel a difference.

Incidentally, the Shamal feels a lot lighter...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:03 pm 
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At 3X the price they should be!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Hi,

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The old wheel is pretty stiff. If you can find the old wheel much cheaper, I don't think you would feel a difference.


If the old wheels are the 2005 era Eurus then I can assure you that the difference in vertical stiffness is not subtle. Personally I prefer the old ones.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:36 pm 
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As a 2012 Zonda owner I would say it doesn't make much difference. If the 2013 were knock-out stiff we'd have heard all about it. 2012s are decently stiff and VFM. Ride nicer than shamals and eurus on all but the smoothest french silk.


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