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Campagnolo 2007 Preview: Khamsin Wheels

April 5, 2006 – There’s a new wheelset for Campagnolo in 2007, the Khamsin. This is an entry-level model for both the OEM market, and aftermarket. Campagnolo has been growing considerably in recent years in the OEM market which now accounts for 40% of its revenue.

Khamsin wheels have 24mm anodized aluminium machined rims with a wear indicator on the brake surface. The 2mm spokes are distributed in accordance with Campy’s special G3 geometry, with 24 (8×3) in the front and 27 (9×3) in the rear. The hubs, also composed of anodized aluminium and ride on high-quality sealed bearings. The freewheel body/pawl carrier is a single body, which is found throughout the entire Campagnolo range, and is compatible with Campy and HG drivetrains.

Weight per pair is 1,915g. Retail price is approximately 198 CAD.

The Khamsin comes in anodized gold or black and will be available in June 2006.

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