Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • 1. Where can I find the specific weight of each individual wheel or component?
    The weight specifications are provided on the technical sheet of each wheel or component, as well as in the Campagnolo catalogue.

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  • 2. What are the weight limits of the wheels? Where can I find the weight limits allowed by the wheels?
    All Campagnolo wheels are constructed to meet the highest standards of resistance and durability.
    If you weigh over 109 kg/240 lbs we advise you not to use this product. Non compliance with this warning can damage the product irreversibly.
    If you weigh 82 kg/180 lbs or more, you must be especially vigilant and have your bicycle inspected more frequently (than someone weighing less than 82 kg/180 lbs).
    Check with your mechanic to discuss whether the wheels you selected are suitable for your use, and to determine the frequency of inspections.
    Using tires with a larger diameter and a frame that respects the standards will help to increase the lifetime of the wheels.

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  • 3. What does "2-Way Fit" mean?
    2-Way Fit is the new wheel profile that allows you to fit either a tubeless tire or a classic clincher tire. So you can fit the valves for tubeless tires and normal clincher tires with the same effectiveness.

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  • 4. What does "Tubeless" mean?
    Tubeless tires do not have an inner tube, because the air is sealed inside the tire.

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  • 5. Are Campagnolo wheels compatible with both Shimano and SRAM?
    Yes. Campagnolo wheels are compatible with both Shimano and SRAM components. To use Campagnolo wheels with any drivetrain on the market, Campagnolo produces two types of freewheel body: a specific one for Campagnolo drivetrains (from 9- to 11-speed) and one for non-Campagnolo drivetrains (from 8- to 10-speed).

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  • 6. Where can I find the specific freewheel body for my drivetrain?
    The two types of Campagnolo freewheel body are available at our retailers and the Campagnolo Pro-Shops as spare parts. For further details, we recommend you consult the Campagnolo spare parts catalogue.

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  • 7. I use Campagnolo wheels but I'd like to change my drivetrain brand. What do I have to do? Do I have to change the freewheel body that I have?
    To use Campagnolo wheels with any drivetrain on the market, Campagnolo produces two types of freewheel body: a specific one for Campagnolo drivetrains (from 9- to 11-speed) and one for non-Campagnolo drivetrains (from 8- to 10-speed). The two types of Campagnolo freewheel body are available at our retailers and the Campagnolo Pro-Shops as spare parts. For further details, we recommend you consult the Campagnolo spare parts catalogue.

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  • 8. What types of freewheel body does Campagnolo produce?
    Campagnolo produces two types of freewheel body: a specific one for Campagnolo drivetrains (from 9 to 11 speeds) and one for non-Campagnolo drivetrains (from 8 to 10 speeds).

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  • 9. What does "Cult" mean?
    Cult represents the evolution that Campagnolo has engraved on its concept of ceramic balls. It is an acronym for Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology and these bearings must be periodically cleaned and lubricated only using synthetic oil for bearings.

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  • 10. Can Campagnolo wheels with freewheel body at 9/10 speeds also be used an 11-speed groupset?
    Yes, they can be used without any problem. The Campagnolo freewheel body has not been modified and is compatible with 9/10/11 speeds.

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  • 11. Is maintenance required for bearings with the "Cult" cup-and-cone system?
    Absolutely yes, they must be cleaned and lubricated with synthetic oil according to the periodic maintenance table.

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  • 12. What is the adjustment ring nut located on the hub used for wheels with cup-and-cone bearings used for?
    The ring nut is used to optimally adjust the smoothness of the balls in the bearing. To take maximum advantage of this system, it must be adjusted correctly in order to minimise friction. If tightened too much, it can damage the cups and cones of the bearing itself. We recommend contacting a Campagnolo Pro Shop to have it adjusted properly.

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  • 13. Can Campagnolo wheels with a 9/10 speed FW body also be used with an 11 speed unit?
    Yes, they can be used without problems. The Campagnolo FW body was not changed and therefore is compatible with 9/10/11 speeds.

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  • 14. If I have a wheel with an 8/9/10 speed non-Campagnolo FW body, can I use it with an 11s non-Campagnolo unit?
    Since 2013, Campagnolo produces and sells 8/9/10/11 speed non-Campagnolo wheels and FW bodies. By removing the spacer sold together with the body, the body becomes 11s compatible.

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  • 15. If I have a bicycle with a 9 or 10 speed non-Campagnolo drivetrain unit and I bought a wheel with a 8/9/10/11 body, what should I do?
    Leave the spacer supplied together with the body and then follow the instructions from the drivetrain unit manufacturer.

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