Campagnolo are one of those brands that need to introduction. Ever since Tullio Campagnolo decided that removing his rear wheel was simply taking too long and decided to do something about it, his surname has been as synonymous with cycling as any.
With a brand that steeped in cycling history, it’s easy to understand why a lot of cycling ‘purists’ claim a bike’s not a bike unless it’s sporting a Campag groupset, even if the Italian firm have struggled to compete with the might of Shimano in recent years.
But that’s not to say that their products are any worse than those produced by the Japanese-based powerhouse. In fact, when it comes to wheels, there’s a good argument to be made that although the Dura-Ace and Bora lines are both outstanding, the Italians have far greater strength in depth in their wheel line-up than their rivals.