Campagnolo Proton wheelsets - clincher

4.68/5 (37 Reviews)
MSRP : $439.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Powell

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2013

Strengths:    Strong, like a bull. True, like Abe Lincoln. Lighter than most. Great hubs.

Weaknesses:    Discontinued. I'd kind of like some more.

Bottom Line:   
I was running a set of Ksyrium ES 30th Anniv and a set of Spinergy Xaero Lites on two of my Campy bikes (steel), and got these on a bike I traded for. They are only 70g (total) heavier than the Xaero Lites, and are easily as strong and stay true as well or better than the Ksyriums. I went ahead and swapped them in for the Xaero Lites and haven't looked back. Perfect wheels for a fine steel frame, my day-in/day-out go-to bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jonas a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Strengths:    Hubs, bearings, true, light and snappy, inexpensive, comfortable, super nice rolling.... Excellent wheelset.

Weaknesses:    Rear spoke broke after 7 years and 20k plus miles. Was thinking these things were indestructible. Almost is pretty good tho.

Bottom Line:   
Seven years, probably 20,000 plus miles on these Protons, and finally had to replace bearing cones in front and broke a rear spoke! These wheels are superb. Super comfortable, perfectly true for 7 years (until spoke broke) and I use these on my brevet bike which I carry lots of stuff and do lots of long, cold and wet rides on. Very impressed with these wheels. Too bad they are not in the line up anymore!

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Favorite Ride:   Any touring or randonnering ride

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Campy Eurus 2-way, Mavic, Aksium, Mavic R-Sys SL, Reynolds DV3kT, Shimano Ultegra, Hed Ardennes.

Bike Setup:   04 Seven Odonata, Campy Chorus, Protons and Eurus wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin Levasseur a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, light, and damn snappy

Weaknesses:    pawl spring is a bit breakable if you catch it with a rag or odd item

Bottom Line:   
I beat these wheels. I use them on my cross bike and on my road bike year round. I can't seem to kill them. I put thousands of miles on them and they keep breaking (stopping) when they should. As for staying true, I haven't had to put them on the rack yet. I've hit some major rocks and gone at bad angles. They do not quit.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   LIckbike

Similar Products Used:   Mavic SSL, Campag hub with GL330 and Campag hub with Mavic open Pro

Bike Setup:   eddy M 2002 team sc with full campy 10.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CliffRider a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2010

Strengths:    Built tough but light and low profile design. Easy to rebuild the wheel/replace spokes if ever needed.

Weaknesses:    Noisy freehub, a Campy design signature kinda like a Harly. A major pain to mount on tires, seems like is this also another Campy trademark.

Bottom Line:   
Great wheels if you can still find a set. I hit a major pothole at 15mph, which moved my handlebars and I thought cracked my frame. Final inspection showed zero damage to the frame and stem. Upon inspection of the wheels, I thought they where toast but a more visual inspection revealed no damge what so ever. I will be committed to Campagnolo Wheelset Forever....

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Favorite Ride:   La Canada Rd

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Forgot

Similar Products Used:   Mavic SL/ES,custom built Mavics

Bike Setup:   Cervelo R3/SL/Record/Dura Ace/Time pedal ti

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

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2010

Strengths:    Campy Bearings
Perfectly true
Wheels strenght...can take anything I'm 220lbs

Weaknesses:    No longer in campy line-up

Bottom Line:   
This wheelset is fantastic, it is old school and not fancy, but the way it feels it is just smooth. Bearings are fantastics and roll forever, the rims are very strong and can take any terrain, potholes, etc with no problem.

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Favorite Ride:   Sunday Morning with Friends

Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   Eston EA 90
Campagnolo Vento
Fulcrum Racing 5 Evolution

Bike Setup:   2009 Scott CR1 Pro (White & Black)
Full Campagnolo Chorus

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