Broken spoke Campag Bora

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The Prince
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by The Prince

Broke a spoke today on my Campagnolo Bora Ultra 2s (rear non-drive side. Couldn't believe how bad the wheel was with just one broken spoke. Had to ring for the team car to pick me up 20 miles from home.

Does anyone know where in the UK I can get a replacement spoke and how easy they are to replace. Many thanks in advance.

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by Mario Jr.

I think that the spoke quality has gone down on some of Campa's wheels. This year alone, I know 4 persons that has broken spokes on Bora Ultras in races, without having been in crashes or having hit something.

Sad news, as durability has been one of the reasons I had so many Campa wheels over the years.

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Prince, any Campagnolo Pro Shop should be able to order and get one to you reasonably quickly.
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by fdegrove

Hi,

Most of the broken spoke stories I know about involve the round spokes, the ones meant to dynamically balance the wheel.

If that's not the case order a Ultra mini-spoke kit. Campa's really messing up the replacement kits for Ultra and Ultra2's.*

Ciao, ;)

*Whatever you order, you'll likley receive the Ultra spoke-kit anyways.
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by The Prince

Only thing I can find on the web is a set of spokes (two front and four rear). So I have to buy six to replace one?

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by Giant DK

fdegrove wrote:Most of the broken spoke stories I know about involve the round spokes, the ones meant to dynamically balance the wheel.


That's also what I have heard!
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by parajba

...and here it is another case of a broken Bora Ultra Two spoke.

I'm contemplating the purchase of a brand new set of deep rims (very imminent!) and the Bora Ultra Two are on top of my list (as well as Zipp 404 Tub).

On this website (and on another Italian website www.bdc-forum.it for those who can understand some Italian) I read about a substantial number of cases involving broken Bora Ultra Two spokes...

This puts me off a bit...

All the times it's a Bora Ultra Two, and not the previous Bora Ultra. Maths (and statistics!) is not an opinion and numbers tell me that there's something wrong with these spokes.

Am I mistaken?

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by rustychain

Are the Bora spokes manufactured by DT Swiss? FYI my Bora Ultras have never needed to even be trued in 15000 some miles let alone a broken spoke
Even with this issue I would choose Boras over Zipp even if the Zipps were half the price JMO
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by fdegrove

Hi,

The Prince wrote:Only thing I can find on the web is a set of spokes (two front and four rear). So I have to buy six to replace one?


Unless you can find a straight pull spoke from Sapim of exactly the same length, yes.
Assuming it's not that odd round spoke that broke that is.

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by mises

I'm too lazy to look at the technical docs but if it's anything like the Neutrons you can rebuild with Sapim or whatever straight pull spokes and avoid coughing up major $$$ for the campy kits. Things came out fine using spokes within 1mm on the length.

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by fdegrove

Hi,

I wouldn't compare the spoke requirements of a Neutron wheel to those of a set of Bora's.
Either way, I'd rather have it as perfect as it can get but i guess that's just who I am. :lol:

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by The Prince

fdegrove wrote:Hi,

I wouldn't compare the spoke requirements of a Neutron wheel to those of a set of Bora's.
Either way, I'd rather have it as perfect as it can get but i guess that's just who I am. :lol:

Ciao, ;)


Couldn't agree more. These are £2k wheels. They have to be perfect.

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by The Prince

Does anyone know whether the spokes on my Ultra 2s are exactly the same as those on the Ultra?

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by fdegrove

Hi,

Lenghtwise they are the same.
It's just the round spokes on the U2 that are metallic in colour iso black.

Even Campa's spokekit ordering number for U2 is the same as for the Ultra.

Ciao, ;)
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by The Prince

Thanks fdegrove. You know your stuff, fella.

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