Campagnolo Levante Gravel Wheels

Firecrest would be the closest match to the Levante, right? 303 S is narrower at 23mm - pretty sure the Levante is 25mm.

That I don’t know…not really familiar with the Levante wheels. I was just clarifying that it was the 303 S which were ~$1000, not the Firecrest.

No. Zipp doesn’t have anything here. The 202 is narrower and the 303 is way deeper.

Roval Terra cl
Bontrager 3V 37v
Swiss CRC

Edit: I guess the 303 is less deep now. So it is an everyday, lightweight, semi aero allroad wheel, which is what I’m calling this segment. It is priced stupid still
Stupid priced options include
Zipp 303 fire
Enve Ar
Bontrager Rsl
Roval Terra CRC
Many others

I have them! :grin:

I do really like them - they look absolutely fantastic. I’ve never had a single issue with any fulcrum/campy wheels so I am quite brand loyal in that regard.

That said, I might have gone 303s instead if zipp actually released the freehub so that I could use my ekar groupset.

The micro-hook idea is neat - i’m not a massive fan of hookless wheels as a concept - this is a bit of a half-way house.

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Thanks for the detailed reply, super helpful! Cheers.

Cheers. I have tried the 303s and their 45mm depth makes for a very rough ride on some of the gravel around here! I think maybe 30-35mm is the sweet spot for me.

Thanks for this! Glad to hear you’re enjoying them. I have tried the Zipps but they’re just a bit too deep for the gravel I ride - they feel very jittery compared to the 19mm AL stock wheels on my gravel bike. Can I ask why you might have chosen them over the Campags?

At the time the 303s were almost £300 cheaper and I like the aesthetics of a deeper rim.

I certainly don’t regret the levantes though :ok_hand:

To be perfectly honest, performance wise I don’t actually rate them that much higher than my aluminium fulcrum rapid red 3 wheels when they are fitted to the same bike with the same tyres.

They’re just lighter and look nicer.

Awesome. They’re on sale at the moment, plus with Cycle2Work they end up around £690 for the pair with an XDR hub. Seem like a good shout - I have a Scott Addict Gravel which I love but the stock wheels are lacklustre.

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I can’t really find a picture that does the wheels justice…need to take more photos :grin:

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Gorgeous bike. The Levantes look superb!

Scott / Syncros stock wheelsets are pretty good from what I’ve seen. In some cases, they are just a rebranded DT Swiss. The lower level ones use a nice DT Swiss 350 hub and ‘generic’ rim/spokes (usually Alex rims with a pinned joint). These are the RP2.0?

At 1750gr and good dimensions, They are probably flexy when hitting potholes/curbs/rocks, but I’d keep them around for an alternative tire set if it makes sense. That or keep the hubs and have someone put different rims/spokes on them.

The mid-tier Capitol line can be a good used takeoff deal
https://www.syncros.com/us/en/product/syncros-capital-1-0-40mm-rear-wheel?article=4211350135850

Otherwise, one nice thing about using lower profile rims for gravel is that wind can move the bigger tire/wheel combo around a lot with “mid” depth rims. The wider and shallower rims move around less.

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Hi @DewiJ have you bought the Levante wheels? :slight_smile: I am also considering them for my Scott Addict Gravel… I have some cheap carbon BMC takeoffs (21mm wide, 35mm high) but somehow I don’t really like them… Had cheap 25mm wide alu Boyd wheels on my old gravel, I could swear they rode better than the carbon BMCs… So considering some wider gravel specific options :slight_smile:

How did the depth affect the ride quality?

I didn’t buy them in the end. I couldn’t justify spending over a grand on an upgrade that I don’t think wasn’t entirely necessary. The alloy wheels on the bike are not heavy, plenty stiff and look good. Maybe if I was less concerned with budget I would have bought them, or if the stock wheels were awful. In the end, though, it wasn’t worth it for me. YMMV. Cheers :+1:t2:

The Levante wheels are quite tempting. Around 1000€ they are only about 100€ more expensive than the 303 S, but with wider rim and much better hubs. I find it strange though that the Levante does not have aero spokes.

Yes if I was going to upgrade, I would spend my money on either the Levantes or maybe save some cash and get a pair of Hunt x-wide 35 gravel wheels. Like I say above, for now I’m happy to stick with the stock Syncros rims. Maybe I’ll reconsider again next year!

After the experience I had trying to convert my fulcrum wheels to QR, Campy / Fulcrum are dead to me.
There is no service in the UK, the parts are inscrutably hard to find.

Compared to hub manufacturers like Hope and DT Swiss, there is no comparison.

Can’t comment on that particular usage case but I’ve found Velotech Cycling Ltd to be excellent with regards to campag service in the UK.

Don’t disagree that if ultimate hub flexibility is a number 1 priority then DT Swiss (and I assume also hope) are the way to go.

I’ve not been hugely impressed with the few sets of DT Swiss rims I’ve owned though - nothing particularly wrong - just a bit bland. Not had lots of experience though.

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