Item # CPG003W
Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 Wheelset - Clincher $3,255.00
If you're looking for the crowning touch on your Campagnolo equipped ride, the Bora Ultra 50 Wheelset in clincher format has to be at the top of the list. Campy's attention to ride quality, weight, and aerodynamics builds a wheelset that is a top performer and the envy of all road cyclists. You simply can't find a wheelset that checks off every performance attribute, offering the perfect balance, while virtually dripping in sex appeal. The addition of the clincher rim, which Campagnolo has bumped the width up to 24.2 millimeters wide at the brake track, creates a wheelset that you can enjoy on every ride. Campy's modern technology melds perfectly with the storied tradition of one of cycling's most iconic brands creating what we believe are some of the most beautiful wheels.
The wider rims make the Boras better everywhere extending to improved handling, ability to corner harder, lower rolling resistance, and an overall smoother ride. It also improves lateral stiffness and improves aerodynamics at wind yaw-angles typical in most riding situations. The width also allows Campagnolo to build a lighter weight wheelset by constructing a more structurally sound rim with less material. The wider internal width allows you to run wider tires, up to 27 millimeters, for a plush ride with more traction.
The CULT cup and cone bearings contribute to Campagnolo hubs' legendary rolling performance. CULT marries the smoothest ceramic bearings with thermochemical treated Cronitect races for a claimed 3.5 watts savings over non-CULT bearings. The interface between the ceramic balls and Cronitect races is so smooth and hardened, they virtually don't wear and only require a thin film of oil instead of grease. Campagnolo touts these as the lowest friction bearings in the world. While we normally approach anything that smacks of marketing hyperbole with a grain of salt, spinning the wheels while the bike is in the stand and the amount of time that it takes for the wheels to come to a stop is nothing short of amazing.
These wheels are so fast, naturally, they need excellent braking and the new 3Diamant braking surface addresses some of the key braking issues we've had with carbon rims in the past. Campagnolo uses diamonds to hone the brake track to near perfection, removing the resin so that the pads make contact with a strip of slightly textured carbon. This increases the friction between brake pads and rim and it all but eliminates the usual delay while braking on carbon fiber brake tracks. Stopping power is increased by 40% in wet conditions and 20% when it's dry. It also removes any surface imperfections for pulse-free performance.
Campagnolo finishes off the Bora Ultra 50s with a few more thoughtful details. The oversized rear flange yields additional stiffness for efficient power transfer. The included quick releases have also been redesigned with an eye toward weight loss, great looks, superior clamping, and aerodynamics. Returning features include the signature G3 spoke pattern improving power transfer and spoke tension between the drive and non-drive side and rim balancing which offsets the nominal imbalance caused by the valve stem. Campy constructs and lays up all of the carbon for the Boras in Vicenza, and every piece is X-rayed to scan for imperfections.
- The aero carbon wheelset for the sports best
- 3Diamant brake track improves stopping
- CULT ceramic bearings are industrial-grade smooth
- Stainless steel spokes boost stiffness without adding grams
- G3 rear spoke lacing adds more stiffness
- Carbon hub bodies for additional weight savings and bling