Campagnolo has been making its Bora Ultra wheels since 1994, so the 2021 iteration has almost three decades of development and refinement woven into its almost glass like carbon rim. However, its reputation comes at a cost, with a pair setting you back £2,800.
Does the wheelset feel three times better than a £1,000 set of hoops? Probably not, but if you’re a long term Campagnolo fan and want the glimmer of luxury reflected back to you in C-Lux finish rims on every ride, you’re probably going to buy these, anyway.
This test formed part of a five part group test, going up against the Vel 50 RSL , Zipp 303S , Hunt 50 Aero and FFWD RYOT 55 – so expect comparative reviews as they’re published, and check out Cycling Weekly magazine on July 29 for the conclusions. Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO: construction
This is the first year that Campagnolo has gone disc brake only in its Bora Ultra wheelset. The wheels have also been optimised for a tubeless set up, with a unique spoke technique that means you don’t need to use tape when setting these up with sealant. However, the brand has chosen to eschew the fashion towards hookless rims, citing the restriction this places on tyre choice as the motivation.
The 45mm rims are constructed from Campagnolo’s Hand Made Ultra Light Carbon, with a C-Lux finish, which does not require lacquer but glimmers under light with an extremely pleasing shine. The internal width is 19mm, Campagnolo said it […]