Topolino carbon core CX2.0 wheelsets - clincher

4.8/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $1299.00

Product Description

Topolino CX2.0 Clincher Wheelset: Behold the next generation of Topolino Technology. Weighing in at a mere 1360 grams per pair, the ultra durable, smooth-riding and incredibly responsive characteristics of the CX2.0 make it the ultimate racing wheelset...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon Sandy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2010

Strengths:    They are light, when they work they just roll along. They do make a bike feel more comfortable, and Its not that inportant, but I like the way they look.

Weaknesses:    Nothing's perfect, but they are hard to get repaired when something goes wrong. I still like them, but I am not sure I would buy them again.

Bottom Line:   
I like my Toppolinos, they are a very smooth ride, and they are light. However, after about 10,000 miles I have had 2 problems: a broken spoke (front wheel) and a bogging down, or seizing feeling in the rear wheel.

The problem is to get something fixed you pretty much have to mail them back, it takes 4 weeks or so, and it is expensive.

what I really want is a reliable, durable, trustworthy set of wheels (light would be nice also) Toppolinos are light, but not so much reliable, etc.

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Favorite Ride:   San Diego Coast

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Toppolino

Similar Products Used:   Mavic Ksyrium SSC SSL (big trouble if a spoke breaks!)

Bike Setup:   Seven Axion sg (signiture, not custom) Dura Ace (7800) Toppolinos Cx2.0

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

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2009

Strengths:    bulletproof, feather-light, and cloud 9 ride. handmade in the US of A! customer service is top-notch, too.

Weaknesses:    not cheap, but worth it. spokes are integrated into the hub, so breaking one means taking the wheel apart (although i've never seen or heard of spokes breaking). and the spokes are a golden-yellowish because of the kevlar composite they use. they look a little funny (or fantastic?), but i'm told that some black and red models are coming out for 2010.

Bottom Line:   
this is the set i use on my race machine, a derosa king 3 w/full record. 6'2" 215 pounds. these wheels are extremely durable and stiff, but ride smoother than any wheel i've ever owned (i'm a snob so i've tried lots). i'm a big sprinter and usually ride pretty hard on anything i own, but i've put two seasons into these already and have never had to touch them.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   mavic, american classic, lightweight, campy, zipp.

Bike Setup:   derosa king 3, full record, controltech cockpit, selle SMP saddle, maxxis tires.

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

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2009

Strengths:    5000 km. true as day one and i have hit really bad pot holes with them
very light and again smooth as glass !!!
very good bearings.

Weaknesses:    ??

Bottom Line:   
just watch the review on these wheels and my experience with them is the same.
you can ride for hours on the nastiest roads
and the CX 2.0 soke the vibrations right up
Being very light they climb super well, but
the killer strenght of these wheels is the
smooth ride you get.

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Favorite Ride:   100 km +

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Chez Elio

Similar Products Used:   Mavic ssc sl, campy shamal ultra

Bike Setup:   Look 585, record 10 topo cx2.0
smp carbon saddle, fsa Kwing

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

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2009

Strengths:    Light and smooth

Weaknesses:    Why didn't anyone tell me about these before?

Bottom Line:   
Wow - I never thought I would notice such a difference in the ride. Smooth and light these babies (CX2) snap to attention on the hills.

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Favorite Ride:   any1

Price Paid:    $1298.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   mavic ksyrium

Bike Setup:   Cannondale SuperSix Hi-Mod

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

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2009

Strengths:    These wheels want to climb hills.
And when there are no hills, they want to accelerate. Very comfortable as well. Made in America by real American craftsmen who love cycling.

Weaknesses:    They will make you dislike any of your other wheelsets.

Bottom Line:   
At 165 pounds, I am not rough on wheels, but the Massachusetts country roads are a true test of durability - a test that they pass with honors.

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Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Grace Bicycles

Bike Setup:   Independent Fabrication SE, Dura Ace, Ritchey.

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