Of the pro teams that use Campagnolo wheels, these are the ones that are chose most often above all the rest. The main reasons being that with the Campagnolo Bora One 50 Tubular, you have a lightweight wheelset (1265g) with excellent aerodynamics.
Sure, for us amateurs, tubular wheels are a little more hassle and yes the tubs can be a little more costly than the best clincher tires, but I believe the difference in weight is well worth it if you are serious about racing, especially if the racing you like involves hills. At 1435g, the Clincher version of this wheel is no heavyweight, but are still substantially heavier than these.
As with wheels like the excellent 3T Orbis II T50 Ltd, Campagnolo have substantially increased the width on the new Bora from 20.5mm to 24.2mm.
This wider profile allows the wheels to better accept wider tires that everyone is using, which in turn offer a more comfortable ride, lower rolling resistance and better aerodynamics as the air passes over the tires and then onto the rim surface.
- Wheelset Weight: 1265g
- Front wheel: 545g
- Rear wheel: 720g
- 50mm Profile Deep Section Full Carbon Design
- Rim Width: 24.2mm – Wider for better aerodynamics with the new wider tires
- G3 Spoke pattern
- Spoke count: 18 (front), 21 (rear)
- Aerodynamic profiled spokes
- Tubular Tires – Longer to set up, but make for lighter and better felling/handling wheels
- New Rim Printing: Rim surface free from imperfections, decals last longer and reduced weight as painting is no longer needed
- 3Diamannt Treatment: According to campag, this process means that they have managed to improve the braking performance almost to the level of aluminium rims, even in the wet
- Aluminium Hub & Axle: For low weight
- Compatibility: 9/10/11 speed
- Larger Flanges: Incresed Stiffness
- Quick Release: New design with improved aerodynamics and lower weight