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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:59 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:12 am 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:23 am 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:50 am 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:01 am 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:20 am 
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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

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:13 am 
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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 :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:14 am 
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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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Don't worry, just makes your training effort even more useful ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:20 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:27 pm 
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I got the Khamsins and did 200km (100 yesterday and 100 today). They feel very nice on the flats :)


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