Campagnolo Zonda C17 Clincher Road Wheelset
Campagnolo Zonda C17 Clincher Road Wheelset Tubes
The completely redesigned rim for the Zonda takes its design inspiration from the growing trend that sees the use of increasingly wider tyres, with 25mm clinchers becoming the standard if not the new minimum sizing for road riding and racing.
With this increased popularity of both 25mm and 28mm tyres the wheel needs to be designed in a way to optimize the tyre/wheel interface. The new wider C17 rim ensures a more efficient shape of the tyre, improving cornering grip and safety while reducing aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance. A seemingly small increase in width offers a surprisingly different riding experience, one that is sure to leave any cyclist pleasantly convinced that this change is for the best.
- Differentiated Rim Height
- Precision milling to eliminate excess material and weight where not needed
- RDB™: Rim Dynamic Balance
- MoMag™ Technology: tyre bed free of spoke holes, no need for rim tape, structural superiority.
- The hubs continue to incorporate the same technology that made the previous version such as successful wheelset
- Aluminium oversize flange
- Rim: Aluminium Clincher
- Profile: Front 24mm / Rear 27mm
- Brake Surface: Aluminium
- Axle: Quick Release
- Freehub: Camapagnolo or Shimano 10/11
- Bearings: Steel, Cup and Cone
- Spokes: G3 Aero, Straight Pull
- Count: 16 Front / 21 Rear
- Includes: Skewers, Rim Tape
- Weight: 1596g
Chee Meng Smooth wheels and a good improvement from my original wheels.
Matthew Best bang for the buck. spin well, bomb proof, zippy acceleration and light. easy to maintain high speed and good in cross winds.
Mr Sousa Impressive wheels that give confidence in every condition. Very comfortable too, I was impressed. Also thanks Merlin for fast, secure and flawless packaging with an excellent price. Will definitely buy wheels here again!
Peter This is the second Zonda wheelset I've purchased; I've had the first since 2008 and am still using them. They are great wheels -- here is the real test: I don't feel that I'm at a disadvantage with these wheels on a fast group ride which always includes some blokes with deep carbon wheels. Zonda's aren't the most aero (tho they're aero-ish, with only 16 spokes up front), they aren't the lightest (1,627g on the post office scale excluding skewers) and they aren't the cheapest. But I will happily ride them in any circumstances or terrain & with any group, I know they'll last 10+ years if I look after them, they are stiff (which makes them feel light on a climb), the bearings are great and they'll stay dead true pretty much forever. So, to sum up, I'd say they are, $ for $, maybe the best wheels ever made.
Chris Best performance for the money alloy wheel set. C17 version can handle wider road tyres for a more comfortable ride. Highly recommended especially when price is an important factor.
Fao My second pair of this wheels. Fast, durable, and price is nice. No need to think.
Kendall Rode with these wheels for the 1st time today and was amazed. I seem to feel lighter and the ride just felt easier. They were recommended to and I will recommend them to any who ask. My next purchase will be the disk variant of these.
Ken T Bought these to replace my Bontrager stock wheels. Immediate improvement in weight or lack thereof. They came perfectly true. Overall a fantastic buy at a very reasonable price.
Mr ghoussoub I will start with the looks, which should not be of a great importance. But these wheels just look amazing!! They really make miss riding the bike. Performance wise, in very similar conditions I have improved my average speed from 31.5 to 33.7 Km/h over a 34 Km loop. That enough is worth the change for me. I was however starting from the Alex Id19 which are a very basic wheel. The construction and quality of this wheel looks very good, I will be only be able to properly judge in a couple of month. Delivery, although all the way to Dubai was great and Merlin cycles did a great job with the packaging. Nothing was damaged and everything needed was in there. Which is not always the case.