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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:17 pm 
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I'm currently running H Plus Son Archetypes with Campagnolo Chorus Skeleton Brakes - there is roughly 1.5mm clearance between the brake pads and the rims (at most), having the calipers set as wide as they can go. I'm using the stock Campagnolo pads that come supplied with the calipers.

I've ordered some 23mm wide (same as Archetypes) carbon clincher rims, as I'm a little dubious that 25mm rims will clear the brakepads.

Is anyone here running wide (>25mm) rims with Skeleton brakes? Googling it, I can only seem to find people talking about tyre width/brake clearance, rather than rim width...


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:13 pm 
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I'm running athena skeleton brakes with Velocity Dyad (24mm) rims and 28mm GP4 season rubber on my winter bike. Dual pivot front, single pivot rear. No issues, nothing fiddly in the setup.

They are older than 2015 by a few years; I'm doubtful that changes clearances much if at all.

Im also fairly certain that I have moved those wheels over to my race bike, once or twice, running chorus (dual front/rear) without anything more tricky than a simple brake adjustment.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:15 pm 
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I dont know much about campy brakes but I just bought some carbon wheel about 25mm wide rim and ultegra is providing thinner brake pads ( about 1mm thinner) koolstop is having the same option. I don't know if you can find these for campy. I know some guys does cut 1mm with an exacto ( knife) to get to the same result.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:58 pm 
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Ran 24mm rim on 25mm Vittoria CX tubs with SR brakes with no issues.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:48 pm 
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24mm wide rims with SR and Record calipers - no problem. I think it can be an issue if the rims are in the region of 27/28mm.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:54 pm 
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24mm wide rims with SR and Record calipers - no problem. I think it can be an issue if the rims are in the region of 27/28mm.

Agreed. Ran Record calipers with Zipp 303s and 25mm tubulars.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:27 am 
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I'm running Bontrager wheels (27mm wide rims) with 2015 Chorus brakes no problem.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:05 am 
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Thanks for the feedback all - perhaps I'm just being a bit too precious with the brakepad/rim clearance.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:17 pm 
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Lol i posted same question yesterday as was considering new wheels sometime soom like enve or new mavics

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:35 pm 
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I have 2009 SR brakes with 25mm wide HED Ardennes+ wheels.
No issues at all with clearance using KoolStop pads.

I think there should even been room to go to a 27mm rim.


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Good news then

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:49 pm 
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I've got 2010ish Centaur skeletons and 303 tubulars which are 26mm at the brake track.

I've also got 2014 Chorus skeletons with Archetype with no issues.


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