Wearing a strikingly similar makeup as its Bora Ultra Two older brother, the race-ready Bora One Tubular Wheelset was developed for sheer speed. In true Italian fashion that's made Campagnolo synonymous with race-tested componentry, this wheelset was constructed with the finest materials and a carbon platform that's proven itself in the world's most demanding races. The main difference between the two siblings is that the Ones forgo the CULT bearings and carbon hubshells in favor of its ultra-reliable stainless steel bearings housed in alloy. With the Bora Ones, your new race-day weapon has officially arrived.
Campagnolo's Bora One Tubular Wheelset owes its prestige to ingenuity, rider-feedback, and a 50mm rim depth that's balanced by a 20mm width. Not a deep rim for the sake of being a deep rim, it uses a calculated wing profile that's been designed according to the laws of fluid dynamics. This means that the rim allows a maximum air penetration to achieve the greatest aerodynamic coefficient in the Campy wheel arsenal. What does this mean to you? The Bora One cuts through the wind while remaining stable in crosswinds. In fact, this is a good time to reference Campagnolo's S.H.A.R.C. rating system. To deliver the best performing wheels in the peloton, Campy formulaically broke down the essential characteristics of a top-performing wheel — Smoothness, Handling, Aerodynamics, Reactivity, and Comfort. The Bora One easily ranks as one of Campagnolo's most well-rounded wheels, but in regards to aerodynamics, it scores a 9 out of 10. As a point of reference on the impressiveness of this score, the Ghibli Ultra disc wheel is a perfect ten in aerodynamics. And most amazingly, the Bora One doesn't sacrifice a stitch of rigidity or weight savings to achieve its aerodynamic edge.
These wheels use a full carbon fiber construction to maximize weight savings and stiffness, and accentuating the carbon layup in these fields are straight-pull, stainless steel spokes. It might sound archaic to attribute such accolades to something as seemingly trivial as spokes, but the Bora doesn't use an ordinary design. Each wheel utilizes Campagnolo's G3 Geometry to maintain a consistent, perfect spoke tension. Coupled with two of the proprietary Spoke Dynamic balancing spokes, the Bora lacing pattern increases transverse rigidity, which increases power transfer while simultaneously eliminating high velocity vibrations. To further increase stiffness and efficiency throughout the drivetrain, the wheelset features an oversized, drive side rear hub flange. This increases torsional and lateral rigidity, which equates to direct reactivity when you break pace from the line for the final sprint.
The Bora's front wheel uses an aerodynamic 18 spoke lacing pattern, while the rear adds durability with 21 G3 rear spokes. The close grouping of three-spoke clusters further contributes to the wheelset's aerodynamics by shielding them from drag on the both the drive and non-drive sides. For braking, the Bora One requires a special set of pads that increase all-weather modulation and power. And to nearly eliminate mechanical drag, the wheelset rolls on Campagnolo's silky-smooth stainless steel bearings, set in alloy hub shells with the proprietary cup and cone bearing system. Campy also included its Eccentric-closure system quick-release skewers, and a wear indicator to measure the life of the rim.
The Campagnolo Bora One Tubular Wheelset comes with a Campagnolo freehub body that accepts 9-, 10- or 11-speed cassettes. The rims, hubs, and spokes are the color Black.