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The Scirocco wheel takes its name from the fierce and hot wind originating from the Sahara Desert as it imitates the speed with which this wind arrives to Italy and France. A highly respected wheel capable of offering higher-end performance at a more accessible price point, the Scirocco is a great choice for those wishing to experience the quality construction and long lasting performance of Campagnolo wheels. The newest version of the Scirocco builds upon the strengths that made the previous version such a well-respected and trouble free wheel, making for an even better all-around wheel. The Scirocco name, originating from a strong wind, seems all the more fitting when considering its 35mm profile. A staple in the high-end carbon fiber wheel segment, the 35mm profile offers a versatile aerodynamic benefit that excels in all conditions. Such a versatile profile reduces drag moving forward while not creating instability in cross wind situations. Thanks to the Scirocco’s incorporation of a similar profile it too can offer the aero advantages previously reserved only for those willing purchase carbon fiber wheels. The newest version of the Scirocco has been designed with a C17 profile, creating a more efficient tire/rim interface which results in not only improved handling and comfort but also allows for a more efficient tire shape. This wider rim, perfect for both 25 and 28mm clincher tires, allows the tire to take a straighter, less bulbous shape and in turn leave a more uniform surface for airflow with less discontinuous area between tire and rim to create turbulence. The Scirocco wheelset offers a great performance value and many steps have been taken by the engineering staff to ensure that the very same performance that make this wheel so great on its first ride last continuously without compromise well into the future. Improved structural integrity and a very precise braking surface come from the Scirocco’s welded rim whereas a great deal of the Scirocco’s competitors are glued at the junction. The lifespan of the product is increased even further by incorporating spoke support tabs capable of distributing tension in a more efficient manner INSIDE the rim.
The aluminum hub and axle keep weight to a minimum while increasing lateral stiffness while the Mega G3 oversize flange on the rear wheel increases torsional stiffness and, in turn, improves reactivity. The same free hub body construction found on the top-end wheels is available in both Campagnolo and HG11 formats. The front wheel maintains a lightweight and efficient construction thanks to its 16 aerodynamic, variable profile, radial spokes in stainless steel. The rear wheel incorporates the exclusive Mega G3 spoke pattern with 14 pokes on the drive side and 7 on the opposite to ensure the perfect balance of tension that renders an asymmetric unit more symmetric in function and performance. The Scirocco takes a great deal of technology and puts it all in one race-ready package at a price accessible to any cyclist. Aerodynamics and construction methods generally reserved only for wheels in carbon fiber matched with technologies such as Mega G3 and internal nipple support make for a wheelset that guarantees value above and beyond anything in its segment. At a highly respectable 1654grams this wheelset should be a welcome addition to the garage of any discerning cyclist.