Campagnolo Shamal Ultra wheelsets - clincher

4.65/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $668.00

Product Description

The light alloy rims come from selected extrusions and are CNC-machined to optimize the mechanical specifications; they are welded rims with a ground braking surface and the spaces between the spokes are lightened by toroidal grinding. The rim is dynamically balanced; in other words the imbalance of the mass as a result of the non-equivalence of weight between joint and valve is compensated by the extension of the toroidal grinding.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geo

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2014

Strengths:    Stiff, Fast, Strong, Light

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These are amazing wheels.. I have had Ksyrium SL, Easton EC90 (crap) and Reynolds DV46. I weigh 205. These wheels spin up fast, climb like a goat, and roll like an aero wheel.. My DV 46 are slightly better at 25-26mph, but the effort to accelerate these Ultras is the least of any wheel i have owned. On descents/braking, again, excellent... They are also very stable... I may have just been riding crap wheels all my riding life and there are lots of wheels out there like this..Just hope not to many folks buy these... :) P.S. The MSRP is NOT $668.. :) more like $1300...well worth it at 1300, but shop around a bit....

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

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2014

Strengths:    Fast, Responsive, Light, Great Ride

Weaknesses:    Nothing

Bottom Line:   
My comments are regarding the 2007 Shamal Ultra clinchers. I have logged over 20,000 miles on my set of wheels over the past 6 years on the rural roads of Mid/NorthEast with no issues what so ever and they have rolled over their far share of potholes and chipseal roads. No broken spokes and true as could be. They are by far the fastest set of "all round" wheels that I have owned, great for fast centuries, group ride sprints to the town line, and hill climbing. I will never be a mountain goat hill climber but these wheels have taken me over climbs that I would have died on with other wheel sets. Smooth! What a great ride. I pair the wheels with Vittoria Diamante Pro for a supple every day ride and good flat resistance.

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Favorite Ride:   Any ride is a good ride!

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ksyrium SL S Clincher

Bike Setup:   Lynskey Custom Titanium, Campy Chorus Ultra-Drive Groupo, Sele Italia Flite Ti saddle, and of course Campy Shamal Ultra Wheels (Gold)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2013

Strengths:    Great wheels. See response to Fez re. mounting tires.

Weaknesses:    None I have found.

Bottom Line:   
Fez...I have always had problems mounting Michelins onto Campy rims. Try Schwalbe. The Ultremo ZX clincher is great for training/racing, and the DD is the ultimate for puncture protection. You can mount either one with your fingers on Shamals.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fez

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2013

Strengths:    The Shamals are lightweight and smooth rolling. I have ridden about 4k miles on them and no truing required. Looks aren't bad either. I use them with tubes and have not tried tubeless yet.

Weaknesses:    I not sure where the designer rides because it hasn't had the displeasure of tryng to repair a flat. Very dissapointed in Campy. I tried to install a new Michelin Krylion tire at home and it was da.... near impossible to get the tire on the wheel. I have flatted in the summer but I don't recall this much trouble getting the tire on. YOU BETTER HAVE GOOD TIRE WRENCHES, STRONG FINGERS AND ALOT OF PATIENCES...

Bottom Line:   
Great wheel but the circumference must be reduced. The 700x23 tires I've tried are useless on this wheel. You should be able to get the tire on the wheel with your fingers, not possible with the Shamal. If anyone has had success with other tires, please respond.

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

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2012

Strengths:    Quiet
Stays fast
Stiff all-around
Better aero than most aluminum clinchers
Solid hubs

Weaknesses:    None. Best aluminum clincher I have tested yet.

Bottom Line:   
This beautiful aluminum clincher performs as well as any mid-section carbon clincher...for a fraction of the cost! Even with the Shimano freehub - my 2009 Shamal Ultra(non-2-way fit) wheels weighed a respectable 1500g. The spin-up is incredibly fast and requires minimal effort, to keep rolling smoothly at speed. Me weighing 170lbs, there is zero lateral flex while standing on the climbs, either. The tripled spoke arrangement at the rear is nothing but pure genius and turns each crank revolution into unbridled forward thrust.

Descending on this wheel is like riding a magic carpet, as 50mph+ feels instills confidence and stability. This wheel smokes most Mavic and DT Swiss aluminum clinchers, simply because the Carbon Record hubs are like ceramics, in smoothness, quiet operation and reliability.

If you want a superb, light everyday wheel that climbs, descends and rolls with the pack - the Shamal Ultra is not only beautiful, but performs just like a fine Italian sportscar. Trust me, with this wheel - you are in NO HURRY to buy Zipps!!!!

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Favorite Ride:   State Hwy 74

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ksyrium SL
Mavic Ksyrium ES
Reynolds Solitude
Williams System 30

Bike Setup:   2007 Cannondale SystemSix - Control Tech cockpit, Hollowgram Si crankset, full Dura Ace 7800, Selle Italia SLR saddle, Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tires, Michelin latex tubes, Look KEO Carbon ti pedals, FSA Wing Pro Compact bars....equals a 15-pound, pure acceleration road rocket.

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