This summer, Campagnolo’s top level Bora wheels were redesigned to be wider, lighter and have better braking performance. But they were still tubular only, as has always been the case for that model.
But even Campy admits not every top rider wants to deal with glue or the risk of being stranded (or carrying the spare and paraphernalia to use it). So, they’ve finally introduced a clincher version with the same options. Choose from 35mm or 50mm depths and Ultra or One trim levels. Both use a 24.2mm wide (UPDATE: 17.4mm internal width) rim with the 3Diamant braking surface they say offers equal stopping performance to alloy rims. Wheelset weights are around 200g more than the tubulars, and you can catch all the tech and closeups below…
Claimed weights are:
- Bora Ultra 35 Clincher – 1360g
- Bora Ultra 50 Clincher – 1435g
- Bora One 35 Clincher – 1406g
- Bora One Clincher – 1485g
Both versions use the 3Diamant braking surface. They’re using the new, lighter waterslide graphics as well, available in bright or dark versions.
The key differences are at the hubs. The Ultra uses carbon hub shells and their premium CULT ceramic bearings. The One series has alloy hub shells and USB ceramic bearings.
Click to enlarge for spec overview.
They also had this beautiful pink Giro-themed Canyon road bike in the booth, showing the custom color options for pro teams to coordinate their components to the bikes.