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Campagnolo Unveils 2017 Scirocco, Bora One and Shamal Wheelsets

by Tim Lefebvre
Campagnolo’s 2017 Global Press Camp  ©  Campagnolo
May 18, 2017 (Canary Islands, Spain) – During Campagnolo’s 2017 Global Press Camp in the Canary Islands, Pedal had the chance to check out three new wheel offerings from the Italian manufacture. Coinciding with the release of Campy’s new Disc Brake Project, the Bora One Disc Brake Wheelset is an exciting addition to the brand’s wheel offerings. Also put through their paces on the exciting roads of Gran Canaria were the new Scirocco and Shamal Ultra hoops.

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Scirocco Wheelset
Presented as a good match for their new Centaur groupset the Scirocco wheelset, like all of Campy’s wheels, is named after a wind that blows from North Africa across the Mediteranean into Southern Europe.

Scirocco Wheelset  ©  Campagnolo

The new C 17 profile design has a new rim construction. Adaptable to wider tires which is the market trend, the 35 mm rim profile is perfect for 25 to 28mm tires.

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With a more efficient tire/rim interface the turbulence is decreased and the aerodynamics improved. It has a welded rim joint that increases structural integrity and is blessed with internal spoke support tabs that will eventually pull down over a bigger footprint, thus displacing pressure over a large area.

Scirocco Wheelset  ©  Campagnolo

The hub is of aluminum construction, therefore decreasing weight, and increasing stiffness. It boasts an oversize Mega G3 flange with fourteen spokes on the drive side to combat torsional forces and seven on the non-drive. The pair comes in at 1,654 grams (746 front / 908 rear).

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Bora One Disc Brake Wheelset
From a strong cold dry NE wind blowing up in the Adriatic the Bora One takes her name and her title as a specifically designed disc brake wheelset.

Campagnolo’s 2017 Global Press Camp  ©  Campagnolo

First introduced in 1994, the Bora was a game changer as it was the first wheel to have the rim, hub and spokes all produced together by the same manufacturer. With a great history of innovation and performance the Bora One has some brand new uniquely different qualities.

Bora One Disc Brake Wheelset  ©  Campagnolo

The rim is full Campy carbon and 24.2mm wide which mates perfectly with 25 to 28mm tires. Sourced from aerospace suppliers and laser cut/manually produced, the rim is second to none. Using Momag technology, no holes are drilled in the hub, which will increase resilience and integrity of the surface. A sophisticated resin is used on the rim, negating the need to clear coat. This resin has UV blocking properties to ensure aesthetics over the years.

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The engineers at Campagnolo needed to compensate for asymmetric loads as the disc is only on the left side and on the other the hub has different loads, therefore there are opposing forces. With a G3 spoke design for both wheels the front has eight spokes on the non-disc side and sixteen on the disc side. The rear has sixteen spokes on the drive side and only half that on the disc side because there is less force in braking.

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The hub has a new design, with an aluminum shell and new flange design. It has an adjustment lockring with a micro-setting to adjust USB ceramic bearings with a single Allen key. It will come stock with a HH 12 axle spacing (adapters will be available). The rear will be 142mm and the front 100mm.

Bora One DB  ©  Campagnolo

The tubular version comes in at an amazing 1,297 grams (693 rear / 604 front) and the clincher version at 1,509 grams (806 rear / 703 front) – both at the 35mm rim. The 50mm rim is slightly heavier and only comes in the tubular option.

Shamal Ultra Wheelset
At its inception twenty years ago the Shamal was a game changer as well, and today it has been re-invented to fill the void of lower end bikes to be fitted with appropriate disc brake wheelsets. Maintaining an aluminum construct, it will be 100% tubeless compatible with 2-way fit technology. C17 standard and 22mm wide it has a great interface for the tire.

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A Mega G3 design for both wheels and a 2-1 spoke ratio drive to non-drive side. It will be completely opposite from front to rear 7/14 on the front and 14/7 on the rear. The hub flanges will be of different size and will carry the adjustment locking ring to take care of the USB ceramic bearings. A HH12 axle will be used for both wheels.

Shamal Ultra Wheelset 2018  ©  Campagnolo

There is Momag construction used for this wheelset as well (no spoke holes) but it will use Tordial Milling to keep the weight down. A pair of these wheels comes in at 1,540 grams and will be available by the end of June 2017.

Campy’s new Disc Brake report here.
Campy’s new Centaur Group report here.

Shamal Ultra Wheelset 2018  ©  Campagnolo




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