Campa Khamsin vs Xero Centauri XCR-1

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octav
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by octav

I have the opportunity to buy a set of wheels(I need them for day to day rides) and I need to choose between:
Campa Khamsin new model 1870 grams and Xero Centauri XCR-1 16/20 spoke 1550 grams. I would get the Xero Centauri for 30$ more than the Campa.
The Xero are light used and the Campy are brand new.

What would you get for training and rides in crappy weather?

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by cmdr199212

I've never ridden either.. nor can I attest to the quality of either. The weight.. 1800+gr is crazy. Some people might say that its a better training tool... but I would rather feel faster and ride longer than feel bogged down by anchors. My opinion..

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by fa63

They are training wheels so they should be durable and worry free above all. Based on my experience, I am pretty sure the Campy wheels will give you that, but I am not so sure about the Xero wheels with that spoke count and weight, especially if you are a heavier rider. I am also pretty sure you would hardly notice the weight difference between the two unless you climb all day.

Just my two cents.

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by Powerful Pete

What fa63 said.

I am a Campagnolo devotee, but pretty much everyone would confirm that Campa wheelsets are very, very reliable.

The Xero I have no experience with.
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octav
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by octav

I'm 66kg, the weight it's not a problem. But based on my experience too, the Campa hubs are rims are pretty much bomb proof.
The same issue here, no experience with Xero :( That's why I need your help.

But getting them for almost the same money, that's a pretty big question :-s

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by lcoolb

Powerful Pete wrote:What fa63 said.

I am a Campagnolo devotee, but pretty much everyone would confirm that Campa wheelsets are very, very reliable.

The Xero I have no experience with.


Another +1 for the Campa's. Those Xero's don't seem to be the kind of wheels you want for training and crappy weather rides. By accident I came across this thread on another forum: http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... p=14835734

octav
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by octav

Thanks for the tip. I think that 300 grams more for training would not be that bad . But the spokes starting to pull out, that doesn't hear too good :(
After all, Campy is Campy :)

octav
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by octav

I went with the Khamsin but I'm pretty dissapointed with the weight:(
1975 grams(without quick releases), instead of 1870.
Altough they look really nice :)

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by lcoolb

Don't worry, just makes your training effort even more useful ;)

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by octav

Guess I'm gonna keep them only for training alone and rainy rides :) Training with the guys it's a little bit too fast for these wheels I think.

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by octav

I got the Khamsins and did 200km (100 yesterday and 100 today). They feel very nice on the flats :)

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