The Shamal wheelset represents somewhat of a cornerstone in fine performance wheelworks and as such it has been at the forefront of innovation since its inception over 20 years ago.
Born as the very first complete wheelset with each component in its build being specifically designed as a complete unit to ensure unparalleled efficiency and performance the Shamal continued to introduce new technologies that would change the way aluminum performance wheels were produced. The SHAMAL ULTRA C17 wider profile meets the C17 standard and is perfect for use with the increasingly popular tire sizes.
Available in clincher version, the Shamal was studied specifically to increase compatibility with 25 and 28mm. This rim/tire interface proves to be more aerodynamic when compared to the same size tires mated to a C15 rim. The C17 also allows for a more surefooted grip on the road in addition to increased comfort while increasing rigidity and thus reactivity at the same time thanks to its wider stance and optimized material usage. Both versions of the Shamal Ultra C17 will continue to use a carbon fiber hub body with extra smooth USB bearings to make them as efficient as possible. The hubs for this wheel will continue to be differentiated between front and rear in order to optimize weight savings while considering structural and performance necessities that change with the individual roles of the two wheels. The 16 aerodynamic anodized aluminum spokes on the front wheel are laced radially while the 21 spokes of the rear wheel are grouped in the Mega G3 pattern, famous not only for its fantastic performance but also for its innovative design. Adjusting lock ring with microsetting has trickled down to this C17 version from the Bora family, further highlighting the Shamal’s status as a top tier race wheel.
Differentiated Rim Height
G3 Spoke Pattern
Oversized Driveside Flange
Oversize Aerodymic Aluminum Spokes
RDB™ – RIM DYNAMIC BALANCE
Carbon Hub Bodies
Rim: Aluminium Clincher
Profile: Front 24/27mm Rear 27/30mm
Brake Surface: Aluminium
Axle: Quick Release
Freehub: Camapagnolo or Shimano 10-11
Bearings: USB Ceramic
Spokes: G3 Aero, Straight Pull
Count: 16 Front / 21 Rear
Includes: Skewers, Rim Tape
AaronRecieved these super fast to Canada. Box was open upon arrival but since it was well packed there was no damage or missing parts. Wheels are light with weight right on spec and rims are true. Based on other reviews I expected hubs to be super smooth but seemed to have more resistance than expected. Nothing horrible but they don't seem to spin as freely as stock wheels I am replacing. They seem to ride well over first 75km and I hope with few more miles they will loosen up a touch or I may need to try and adjust the preload ever so slightly.
SzabolcsThe wheels are very nice, I had a DTSWISS R23 spline before, but you cannot compare the 2. This rolls so smoothly and I feel more fast, especially on the descends. I rode about 600km so far with them, but it is different , kind of "uplifting" experience. It also looks very durable, I hope it will last for long.
OdeeAs expected, had use the Shamal Ultra wheelset for a while. It is light and responsive as one would expect from Campagnolo. Thanks to Merlincyles, was able to supply me the wheels at an incredible price. Truly value for money.
AussieHutchBought these to upgrade the alloy winter trainers I had been using. Handling is excellent, wind up well and provide an extra push during acceleration. However, once cruising feel heavy to keep turning.
I weigh 93 kg; super light wheels are not an option. But, despite being rated as same weight as the carbon wheels that just went into winter storage these feel decidely heavier.
The wheels are good, in some ways excellent. But, given the reviews, and price, expected more.
Jon DenverThe wheelset arrived to Colorado in four days, packaged in the Campagnolo wheel bags with the complete accessory pack. The tubes and tires were already on the rims and only needed to be inflated. After swapping my Dura-Ace 9100 cassette, I was ready to ride in only a few minutes. As an upgrade, this wheel set is incredible and after my first 50-mile ride and 4,000 ft. climb, its like having a new bike. The USB bearings added an extra 4 MPH to my top downhill speed and the free wheel is incredibly quiet. Overall Im impressed with the speed of delivery, the price, and the quality product.
George BWidth increase suits 25mm tyre nicely. Wheels run very smooth and provide good acceleration. A very good all purpose road wheelset.