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by James Huang
May 7, 2020
Photography by Campagnolo
Campagnolo has announced its most aero-focused disc-compatible road wheelset to date: the 60 mm-deep Bora WTO 60 DB carbon clinchers.
As with the rest of the WTO range, Campagnolo claims the Bora WTO 60 DB’s somewhat blunted shape has been tuned for a wide range of effective yaw angles — partially to reduce drag, of course, but also to make the process of wheel selection easier for performance-minded riders that are concerned about varying wind conditions.
External width is 26.1 mm, which is paired with a 19 mm internal width that’s designed for use with 23, 25, and 28 mm-wide tires. The rim is also tubeless-compatible, and Campagnolo’s clever MoMag construction process makes for an inherently airtight rim bed that doesn’t require tape. Front and rear two-to-one lacing patterns on the straight-pull, bladed, stainless steel spokes make for more balanced spoke tension, too.
The 60 mm-deep section on the new Bora WTO 60 DB is aimed at riders who place a higher priority on aerodynamic performance than low weight.
The G3 triplet spoke lacing pattern uses twice as many spokes one side as the other, which helps equalize spoke tensions on wheels that have different flange spacing from one side to the other.
The straight-pull aluminum hub shells rotate on USB hybrid ceramic cartridge bearings with adjustable preload.
Other features include standard USB hybrid ceramic bearings with adjustable bearing preload, an optional “dark” graphics package for those that prefer the stealthy look, and available aluminum freehub bodies for Campagnolo, Shimano HG, and SRAM XDR cassettes.
Claimed weight for the set is 1,590 grams, and retail price is €2,160. Pricing for other regions is to be confirmed.
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