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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:41 am 
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I know the new MY2015 Bora Ultra Clincher 35x24.2mm version is so new that it is likely untested but based on what we know …

NEW FULL-CARBON RIM, 24.2 MM WIDE
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Should I expect them to be stiffer or less stiff than ENVE 3.4 SES Clinchers + Chris King R45 20/24H + Saprim CXRay spokes?

The huge voids between the spoke groups on the rear Campagnolo wheels makes me question the stiffness but clearly they believe in it.

I would also consider moving up to the Bora Ultra 50x24.2mm if they are much stiffer than these others.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:50 am 
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stiffer in what way? laterally? radially?

heres an article for ya:
http://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Debunkin ... _3449.html

If you've ever ridden campy wheels before you'll know that campy G3 lacing pattern works. Campy wheels ( especailly the bora) are some of the nicest riding wheels I have ridden and raced on.
Have never heard anyone complain about boras being 'not stiff enough'

how stiff you will find the custom build will also depend heavily on what lacing patterns and what hubs you use.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:33 pm 
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RedRacer wrote:
I know the new MY2015 Bora Ultra Clincher 35x24.2mm version is so new that it is likely untested but based on what we know …

NEW FULL-CARBON RIM, 24.2 MM WIDE
EXCLUSIVE G3™ SPOKE PATTERN
CARBON FIBRE HUB
OVERSIZED FLANGE

Should I expect them to be stiffer or less stiff than ENVE 3.4 SES Clinchers + Chris King R45 20/24H + Saprim CXRay spokes?

The huge voids between the spoke groups on the rear Campagnolo wheels makes me question the stiffness but clearly they believe in it.

I would also consider moving up to the Bora Ultra 50x24.2mm if they are much stiffer than these others.


If the CK/Enve combo isn't stiff enough, use DT Aero Comp spokes instead.

Otherwise the answer won't be known until they have been tested side by side which I doubt will happen anytime soon.

The Campagnolo spoke patten works best with carbon rims. Carbon rims are much stiffer than their alloy counterpart unless the carbon rim is some gram counting project which Campagnolo isn't known for.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:46 am 
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What did you end up going with?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:01 am 
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What did you choose? Has anyone ridden the Bora Clinchers yet?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:12 am 
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jordan00 wrote:
What did you end up going with?


I already have the ENVE 3.4 set - will only buy the Bora set if I can be certain they are stiffer.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:43 pm 
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I very much doubt they will be dramatically stiffer than what you have.

If you really want a very stiff wheel then look elsewhere. Bora have in the past tested as stiff-ish, but there is nothing in the construction of the new iteration to suggest a dramatic increase. Perhaps a bit from the wider rim?

Go for CCUs or Lightweights if you want something noticeably stiffer than what you have


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:16 pm 
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Dreaming about an asymetric Bora 35 rim à la Hyperon, Mavic CCU or Shimano C24, rear wheels that are notoriously really stiff and responsive

Well, they would probably build one if added stiffness was really necessary


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