Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO review

A glassy finish we could look at all day, and no need for rim tape - but not competitively priced

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO wheels are a beauty to behold, and when tested against an inexpensive set of hoops with a similar rim depth, they dramatically improved ride quality. Does the uplift warrant the price tag? No - if you're a racer after a gain in speed but don't have pockets this deep, you won't be at a grave disadvantage if you spend a third of the outlay. But if you're happy to pay a premium for a well-respected brand and an absolutely beautiful finish, you won't be disappointed, either.

Reasons to buy
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    Hidden spokes, can still be trued

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    No need for tubeless rim tape

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    Incredible finish

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    Stiff when accelerating

Reasons to avoid
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Campagnolo has been making its Bora Ultra wheels since 1994, so the 2021 iteration has almost three decades of development  and refinement woven into its almost glass like carbon rim. However, its reputation comes at a cost, with a pair setting you back £2,800.

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