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.
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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