Campagnolo Scirocco wheelsets - clincher

4.24/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $449.00


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Product Description

The Scirocco G3 wheels were created so that the general public could enjoy the performance of the G3 system.They are extraordinary value for money and provide top-end technical features for a very slight weight increase.30-mm medium-profile rim. Oversize hubs on industrial bearings. Black-satin finish on rims, hubs and spokes. Scirocco G3 wheels are suitable for both competitions and daily training.Technical Specifications: clincher only, 24 spokes front and rear, 790gms front, 1040gms rear.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon Patrick a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2013

Strengths:    This review is for the newer 2013 Campag Sirocco 35mm wheelset.
Very nice looking!
The perception is that they feel a lot lighter than their 1725 gms.
They feel zingy, stiff, responsive and very energy efficient.


Weaknesses:    None so far.
Did have a bit of trouble bedding the tyre to rear rim.
Also Initially noticed a tiny resonance hum from the front rim, but suspect it could be from the GP4000.
Got used to it and quite like it now.


Bottom Line:   
Initially I just fell the look of these wheels. They look good and thought they would compliment the Campy Athena 11sp upgrade. Very pleased with the outcome. Swapped across the tyres from the CXP 21's and tested them straight away on some hills (Wellington, New Zealand has lots). Wow! Climbing felt so much easier and they seem to rebound energy back into the legs.

Took them down a tight steep bend called The Rigi, which always use to test my frame and fork, this was where I picked up a big difference on the front end.
Cornering was firm, responsive and easier to keep a line. Now realize it must've been the CXP's creating the uneasy sensation and not the forks.

My home stretch from work is a 5 km uphill grind and this too was noticeably easier with being able to maintain an easy momentum and not having to fight, what now appears to be, the energy absorbing previous rear wheel.

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Favorite Ride:   Latte and Sunshine

Price Paid:    $292.00

Purchased At:   Shiny Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Mavic CXP 21 rims, Swiss DT spokes and Campy hubs

Bike Setup:   Rider weight 73kg (160lb)
99 Ti Sampson Kalispel. Kinesis Carbon 2 Fork, Campy Athena 11sp Groupset.
Soma Hwy One compact bars with 3ttt Record 84 quill stem.
Tyres are Continental GP 4000 front and Maxxis Re-fuse rear.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Paul Saunders a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2011

Strengths:    Great hubs with smooth long-lasting bearings and races.

Strong rims have stayed reasonably true even through heavy use on poor roads.

Tyres fit "very" securely on these rims which will keep them from rolling off should you suffer a puncture while cornering at speed (perhaps such security is of value to the paranoid).

Recognisable G3 rear wheel for those who want an Italian look to their bike.


Weaknesses:    Large rims mean that removing a tyre is very difficult and time consuming: you won't want these on your bike for a Sportive or indeed any event you've trained for.

Rim wear hasn't compared favourably with other brands.

G3 Campagnolo proprietary system on the rear wheel: does not allow for perfect re-adjustment of wheels should they depart from true (NB. wheels can be trued by professionals to a "working condition" but the style and number of spokes limits the mechanic in many cases).

Rear hub is cut/drilled purely for this G3 system meaning the great sealed rear hub is unusable with any other rim type. (As an associated point I have found Campagnolo to have pretty appalling after-sales (particularly through their UK distributors) with spare G3 rims unavailable and quoted at a price that precludes replacement).


Bottom Line:   
The high quality of these wheels (at their price point) cannot justify the practical problems of tyre replacement and limitations of a proprietary design.

These wheels are a consumable not an investment and there are better options for consumable wheels.

If you "really" want to buy an economy Campagnolo wheelset my advice is to get the cheaper Khamsins as a consumable wheel and invest in another set for big days.

On balance I can't recommend these to anyone.

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Purchased At:   Ribble Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Campagnolo Khamsin wheelset and other Mavic and Fulcrum wheels at the same price-point.

Bike Setup:   Carbon road bike, not particularly relevant to this review.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Kayaction a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2011

Strengths:    Esthetic

Weaknesses:    Not solid wheels, hard to make them true lateral and radial.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these used but in good shape thinking they were solid. I'm 6'3' 215 pds and it's tough to keep them true specialy the front wheels. I have to fix them after each ride and the spoke set up do not help to get a good job done.

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Favorite Ride:   75 to 100 km

Purchased At:   Used Ebay

Similar Products Used:   DT Swiss 520 : much more solid

Bike Setup:   Reliable Colombus tubing frame, Campy Record for the rest.


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

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2011

Strengths:    Utterly reliable

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Bought the wheels second hand in 2009 and to date they have carried my 100kg plus weight over 10,000 kilometres with just one set of bearings on front wheel replaced. Wheels are still true and roll just fine. They are a little tight when fitting tyres but conversely no chance of tyre and wheel parting company.

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Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Battaglin 3Cime carbon, SRAM Rival groupset, 12/28 rear, 54/43 front (I think)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Owen a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2011

Strengths:    Price. Strength. Work well with Stan's tubeless conversion and Hutchinson tires. Nice looking and compliment my Record/Super Record bike nicely...

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy but not terribly. Ulgy and sorta cheap skewers.

Bottom Line:   
Bought as a replacement wheel-set for my training wheels which have been relegated to the trainer this winter. I have just a couple of hundred miles on them but so far I am pleased, for the price especially. I am a heavier ride, and the roads here in western PA are often somewhat less than smooth but the Scirocco's have been great. I can not attest to the complications many have had in mounting std clincher tires as I converted the wheels to tubeless, however I can say that they have been working fantastic as tubeless and the Hutchinson Intensive tires mounted without the use of levers. A great wheel-set for a great price, I am considering purchasing a 2nd set just to have around...They are a bit on the heavy side, I suspect due to the substantial hubs rather than the rims so they roll nice, seem pretty stuff and climbing is not too bad - they are training wheels so weight really isn't an issue anyway.

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Favorite Ride:   Dirty Dozen Pittsburgh

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:   Competitive Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Planet X Model B wheelset
Ksyrium Elites


Bike Setup:   Planet X Superlight Pro Carbon, Campy Record/Super Record and Easton EC90, Speedplay Zero...



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