Is there a better aero wheel than a Campy Ultra 50 out there?

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wheelsONfire
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ultyguy wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 am
I’ve got bora 50 one’s (tubular) with the AC3 braking, they’re fantastic. Great hubs, spin up fast (inertia), best in class braking, good aero.

I’ve also got a 404/303 combo (tubular). Very smooth riding, actually really good hubs (2017 and later), good braking, great aero.

If you live in mountains and mainly climb, Boras, if you live in flat 303/404.


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Do you feel Bora is stiffer than those Zipp wheels you've had?
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They are phenomenal wheels. And most if not all Campy wheels come in below advertised weight including mine. Off of memory mine weighed at 1,350g. (clincher). And no rim tape needed.


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C60 with Campag Bora's and Continental GP5000 25C Clinchers, any issues with tyre size?

Would 23's be a better match?

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I don’t know much about C60s but I wouldn’t advise a smaller tire than the GP5K 25s. I’m using 28s and love the ride but this tire may not clear the C60.


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Foxman50 wrote:C60 with Campag Bora's and Continental GP5000 25C Clinchers, any issues with tyre size?

Would 23's be a better match?
Just finished a ride with buddy who has the 5000’s mounted on some Shamal Milles (17mm internal, same as non WTO Bora clincher). I’ll try to remember to throw them in my C60 next time to check but I think you’ll be ok. The 5000’s are definitely not as “large” as they used to be for a given nominal size.
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Cheers, well put the money down, should be here tomorrow. Won't get a chance to ride until Saturday though. I have a feeling the rest of the week is gonna go slooooowww

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Congrats on the new wheels. ‘One’ or the ‘Ultra’? Bright or dark labels?


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Ultra with bright labels, hey if ypur gonna layout for them they may as well shout about it 😀.

Seriously though the red n white will go much better with the frame decals. The ultras are probably an extravagance but oh those hubs, think ill put the bike in the front room to ogle at. Hmm divorce anyone.

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i think i'm going to do the Conti Comp 25 for the rear. for puncture protection
unless there's something with equal PP in a 27-29mm width
thinking about the front tire in a veloflex 25-27mm flavor
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wheelsONfire wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:36 pm
ultyguy wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 am
I’ve got bora 50 one’s (tubular) with the AC3 braking, they’re fantastic. Great hubs, spin up fast (inertia), best in class braking, good aero.

I’ve also got a 404/303 combo (tubular). Very smooth riding, actually really good hubs (2017 and later), good braking, great aero.

If you live in mountains and mainly climb, Boras, if you live in flat 303/404.


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Do you feel Bora is stiffer than those Zipp wheels you've had?
I would say Yes the Bora 50 are stiffer and a bit more harsher riding that Zipp 404s

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by Foxman50

"Is there a better aero wheel than the Campy Ultra 50", well if quality control is anything to go by then yes.

So took delivery of my Bora Ultra 35's during the week. Rear wheel has marks on the rim edge as though they have been scrapped on something, not the biggest issue and once the tyre is on its hard to see.

Spinning the rear whelel while holding the freehub it stops quicker than i was expecting, maybe requies a few miles to free up.

Front wheel has something inside the rim that is rattling around, it doesn't appear to be a failed nipple so no idea what it is but it won't come down to the valve hole to extract.

So what has happened to Campagnolo's famed quality control, gone out the window like many others it would seem.

While im not going to mention my supplier yet, as the issue has not been resolved, but so far they have been first rate. If everyhthing goes as we have discussed i will be happy and i will sing their praises.

However as far as Campagnolo are concerned, thats a different matter and even without the issues I can't say the finish is anything to shout about, but oh they do look good on the bike. To be continued......

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What is intenral and external width of new Bora Ultra's? I can't find that info on official Campagnolo webpages...

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by Foxman50

I think its 17 internal 24.1 external

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Foxman50 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:13 pm
I think its 17 internal 24.1 external
For new new Bora Ultra? Hmmm, that is quite narrow...

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There's a little plastic ring that sits inside the valve hole. Check this little piece to see if it's the source of the rattle. You can easily remove it and see if the rattle is still there. I'm quite surprised to hear about your rattle problem.

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