Bora™ is a cyclist’s dream. And today, Campagnolo also has a version with an 80 mm rim.
Its design derives from the famous winning 50 mm Bora Ultra™ 50: extremely light thanks to its all-carbon, unpainted rim, highly responsive and even nine times smoother than standard systems thanks to the CULT™ bearing system.
The secret of this legendary wheel lies in the details that make it truly unique and unrivaled. And the innumerable victories are its best testimony. The Bora™ Ultra wheel is entirely hand-assembled by a specialized Campagnolo® technician and is checked in every tiny detail with electronic instrumentation. This ensures maximum performance and reliability for all Campagnolo® wheels.
Perhaps the most noticeable improvement on past versions comes in the form of a new, wider profile of the Bora rim. Moving the width from 20.5mm to 24.2mm allowed engineers not only to improve upon aerodynamics but also to house wider tubular tires. The wider tires increase control as the contact area between tire and asphalt is increased, thus improving grip in addition to creating a more comfortable ride. The new wider structure also represents an increase in structural strength, thus rendering the already universally lauded resistance and reliability of the Bora even more adept at handling any course or condition that presents itself on race day. The wider structure aids in aerodynamics, increases structural integrity but also allows engineers to create a lighter version of the famed Bora wheel. While the contrary might seem more likely, the larger profile of the Bora rim creates a stronger structure with less need for material intended for structural reinforcement. Campagnolo is thus able to give increased structural integrity at a lower weight with regards to the rim.
The graphic application was also studied and a new method was utilized which allows Campagnolo to apply the logos via water transfer thus avoiding heavier adhesives. This too represents a weight savings of nearly 15 grams in addition to a cleaner and more durable esthetic quality. Weight is further reduced thanks to a smaller profile front hub applied to this new Bora design.
Campagnolo engineers were able to reduce the weight and size of the hub while maintaining all of the performance characteristics of the previous version. In other words, the same fantastic Bora performance in a smaller package.
Bearings with CULT technology
The combination between the highest quality ceramic bearings and housing in special Cronitect® steel. CULT makes the wheel nine times smoother than the standard system of steel bearings.
Campagnolo Carbon Wheels (The Bora Family)
The carbon fiber used by Campagnolo is unrivaled and, so thanks to studies by the Campy Tech Lab designers, Campagnolo carbon wheels have become a market benchmark.
Without equal: the Bora™ Ultra™ 80 has been studied right down to the smallest detail for time trials, triathlons, and sprints. A must for any pro cyclists, it will also earn itself plenty of fans among those who love competitive cycling at any level.