Smooth out the ride.
Aside from the brutal weather, die-hard fans, and legendary cobbled sectors, nothing signifies the Spring Classics quite like those traditional box-section rims trusted by professional riders year after year. Sure, we've seen carbon hoops begin their inevitable takeover in all facets of road racing, but there are still many riders who request those coveted Ambrosios from their team mechanics come race day. That "don't mess with what works" adage still rings true for many in the pro ranks, which is why the Ambrosio name continues to be a name synonymous with comfort and dependability.
The Ambrosio Excellence Rim shares a similar profile with the iconic Nemesis, but it was designed in a clincher format. The box-section design wears an internal rim width of 13mm, an outer width of 18.5mm, and a depth of 18mm. This profile, paired with a generous 32-hole pattern, yields the comfortable and exceptionally durable attributes known and loved by many cyclists around the globe. The rim also received machined sidewalls for consistent braking and Ambrosio's VSL treatment, which is a track in the sidewall that serves as a visual wear indicator.
Like the Nemesis, the Excellence has a smooth finish and the unmistakable gold counter weight at the valve. Additionally, the double eyelets at the spoke holes add to both the aesthetics and overall durability.
The Ambrosio Excellence Rim is available in a 700c/32-hole configuration. Each rim comes in at roughly 460g, and Ambrosio has placed a 220lb rider weight limit on this model.