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Godfrey Daniels, the hub is smooth! Totally pissing over the stodgy elite bearings. It can't climb as well obviously, being 1020g, but it is as stiff, if not more so, and feels v. durable.
So I'm left with the need and hassle to fit ceramic bearings to my elites, or hang the expense and go further up the foodchain and buy Zonda or Shamal, Shamal to make the weight difference, plus UBS ceramics.
On the Elite front, are Formula 1 any good? Better than Enduro? Thanks for any replies.
The thing about wheels climbing I never knew they could do that.
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Jokes aside, I have found Campagnolo wheelsets to be excellent across the entire range. To the point that I am not certain that spending the extra coin for a set of Shamals over Zondas is worthwhile...
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Scirrocos are also stiff - see Adrien's test data.
But they are lardy and the hubs are not as good as Zondas and up in the Campagnolo range.
Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!!
I telephoned my order this morning. What's the need for ceramics on my undeserving elites when campy steel bearings are so good? So doing the math's, at least £140, plus, say, £15 pounds for fitting saved from not getting ceramics, I'm getting the Zonda's for £145 in real terms,plus a 3 year guarantee. Or -£45 from not also buying a pair of scirroco cx's for winter.
I wonder what I'm going to use as my winter wheels. Can anyone guess?
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