Campagnolo Hyperon Ultra Carbon wheelsets - clincher

4/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Lightest in Campagnolo's range of wheels
  • Full carbon low profile rim with internal nipples, tubular or clincher version
  • Light alloy 1-piece type freehub body and carbon hub shell
  • Front wheel is 22 hole radial laced while the rear is 24 hole crossed on the drive side and radial on the non-drive
  • Includes Campagnolo double-pivot/arm QR skewers, carbon-specific brake pads, 12t cassette lockring, and wheel bags (+ rim strips and composite tire levers with clincher version)
  • 1350g set (clincher) 575g-F/775g-R

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by ghl40 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2010

    Strengths:    Very comfortable with long rides and climbs like a charm. It's all they say and more. Simply sweet when it works

    Weaknesses:    Broke one of the balancing (silver) spokes on the non-drive side of the rear wheel with less than 200 miles on it. At the time of the break, I was going down hill at 35+mph and it blew the spoke for no apparent reason. Granted, It happened after 200 miles.

    Bottom Line:   
    Just bought the 2010 Hyperon Ultra 2 clincher set because I wanted to ride "La vuelta" lighthouse tour in PR. It's 3 days 375 miles with lots of hills. Too bad it's way too expensive and weak. I would expect this set to hold up better. Buy it if you can spend the money for occasional rides. Don't buy it if you want to pound the streets in it. Maybe it's mine but my take is that it's too weak.

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    Favorite Ride:   Over 80 miles

    Price Paid:    $3400.00

    Bike Setup:   2009 Colnago CX-1, Campy Record 11

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Munnyp a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 12, 2009

    Strengths:    Pretty light, killer quality, durable

    Weaknesses:    Internal nipples are a bit of a pain - but not a deal breaker with clinchers. Full retail, like the national debt, astonishes the mind.

    Bottom Line:   
    After going through many different wheelsets these have stuck around in my top five. First off I lucked out on my purchase - eBay is hit and miss - this was a hit for sure.

    They are light clinchers - mine tip the scales at 1364. Now if you are saying to yourself "I can get aluminum wheels right around 1400 grams without breaking the bank!" well you're right, but read on. These wheels are quite a killer package.

    First angular contact bearing hubs plus ceramic bearings make for unmatched smoothness and durability. Like all Campy hubs there is alot more to them than pretty much every other hub on the market - and of course the hub shells are carbon too so chalk up some more coolness points (if you are trying to out-carbon your riding buddies this can be useful).

    The overal lightness of the wheels mean they respond quickly to power but what has impressed me is the stiffness that they also have. Unlike so many lightweights these wheels are not flexy hoops that will terrify you as you rip down a canyon pass. Braking in very good with Swiss Stop Yellow pads - but not quite as good as the newest Zipp wheels with the same pads.

    Lastly they are durable. Case in point I was riding in Flagstaff, AZ this summer on a route I had never personally ridden and came across a stretch of missing pavement due to construction. Four miles of it total. One carbon water bottle cage self destructed and I got one flat on this stretch of dirt and rocks. The Hyperons were fine - they didn't even come out of true. I have to say I wouldn't recommend off-roading on carbon rims but it was enlightening.

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    Price Paid:    $1200.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic R-SYS ‘08, Mavic Ksyrium ES ‘07, Campagnolo Shamal Ultras, Topolino C19, Rolf Elan Aero, Neuvation R28 SL2, Easton Tempest II

    Not as Similar: Mavic Carbone Ultimate ‘08, Zipp 202 ‘08, Corima Winium ‘07, Mavic Cosmic Carbone Pro ‘06

    Bike Setup:   Colnago C40, Dura Ace, Zero Gravity, 3T ErgoSum, Specialized Toupe

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tilly2007 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2008

    Strengths:    Strong and perfectly true after 3000 miles with no problems.

    Weaknesses:    You will hate riding any other wheels after you have ridden these. Be warned. My cousin loves them so much he has a spare set.

    Bottom Line:   
    The best wheels I have ever riden. Ever once of effert you nput in you get out of the wheels. Ceramic bearings make a huge impact on your ride.

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    Favorite Ride:   Landsend Jon o groats

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   Lifecycleuk

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic / Bontrager / DT swiss / Hope

    Bike Setup:   Look 486 frame fork seat post / Campag record group set / Campag hyperon ultra wheels / Deda alenera 1 peice handlebars and stem / Fizic carbone seat.

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