Light and aerodynamic? That’s the dream, right? The Campagnolo Bora One 35 strikes that balance, with a 35mm-deep and 24.2mm-wide carbon fibre rim for a claimed weight of just 1,215kg for the tubular wheelset featured here, while a 1,406g clincher version (£1,526.99) is also available. That low weight results in an extremely nimble set of wheels, eager to spin up and naturally at home when the road heads uphill. Point the bike downhill and Campagnolo say the ‘3Diamant’ surface treatment allows the brake pad to work directly on the carbon fibres, resulting in smooth, linear braking in both wet and dry conditions.
The Campagnolo Bora 35 One has an aluminium hub body and USB ceramic bearings, while the upscale Bora 35 Ultra swaps in a carbon fibre hub and CULT ceramic bearings to drop the weight to 1,169g and 1,370g for a pair of tubular and clincher hoops respectively, though the price rises to £2,064.99 and £2,237.99.