Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Clincher Wheelset Dark
The Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Clincher wheelset features the new MegaG3 system which Campy claims provides a 17% increase in stiffness over the previous model. Campagnolo takes their well proven G3 rear wheel spoke system and adds a "mega" oversize drive side rear hub flange for better power transfer and ride feel.
The Shamal Ultra wheelset is great for a variety of uses not to mention its 1425 gram weight contributing to a very light bicycle weight. They are functionally and cosmetically a perfect match for the Record-equipped bike. Campagnolo uses differentiated rim heights with a 26mm front and 30mm rear to keep the wheel weight very low but add some aerodynamics and a little extra stiffness to the rear wheel.
Besides the differentiated heights, the rims have several other important features. Most rims contain a heavy spot usually at the rim seam or valve stem. Campagnolo is one of the few companies that dynamically balance their rims making Campagnolo wheels very smooth at speed. Torroidal milling reduces peripheral rim weight for improved acceleration. Momag technology eliminates holes on the outside of the rim for increased strength and crack resistance. Because the rims are aluminum alloy, breaking performance is superb and no special brake pads are required.
Carbon hub shells contain Campy's USB Ultra Smooth ceramic Bearings for friction free performance. Oversize bladed aluminum spokes are held in place with Campagnolo's anti-rotational system which keeps the spoke always in the proper aerodynamic position so they are more like knifes and not paddles.
Includes wheel bags, skewers, and a spoke wrench.
- 605 grams front and 820 grams rear
- USB ceramic bearings
- Dynamically balanced
- Anti rotational spoke system
- Differentiated rim profiles 26mm front and 30mm rear
- New larger flange on rear hub increases rear wheel stiffness
- Compatible with Campagnolo 11, 10 and 9-speed cassettes
- Includes wheel bags, skewers, valve extender and a wheel magnet
See our shipping chart for wheel shipping rates.
AnonymousPosted on 5/16/2016
I rode these wheels for the 1st time on 5/15/16 and I have to say that they are simply amazing!! I can echo the same thing the other reviewer stated. They climb like no other wheel set that I've ever owned. Each peddle stroke would launch my bike up the hill. They are crazy fast and chew up asphalt on the flats as well, Its almost an unfair advantage...but I'll take it (: They spool up with very little effort , and just stay there and beg for more. I purchased these to compliment my Zipp 404 on windy days. I have to say that the 404 may be relegated to 2nd place. If you ride Campy and are on the fence, I would say "pull the trigger" you will not be disappointment! They are beautiful to boot! Oh...even with all that stiffness and liveliness, they are a comfortable wheel set. They absorb the road imperfections rather well.
Pros Stiffness, liveliness, comfortable and gorgeous
AnonymousPosted on 10/1/2014
Great wheels. I use these for training, replacing my Zipp 404 tubulars and they are fantastic. I think they might even be more responsive when climbing. I guess the weird spoke arrangement must really work because these wheels really scoot when you stand on them. It's something you can truly feel. And they look beautiful.
Pros surprisingly responsive when sprinting or climbing
Cons not aero but I didn't expect them to be