Campagnolo has reprised its Hyperon wheelset as the newly dubbed Hyperon Ultra, signaling the return of a lightweight, mid-profile sets of hoops that tip the sales at a scant 1240 grams.
“True perfection comes from experience. We have used the combined knowledge of our innovators, lab experts and world tour riders together to form a wheelset with the magic ratio of features. Lightweight construction, unmatched reactivity and superior handling,” boasts the vaunted Italian brand.
Hyperon Ultra wheelset features a hooked, 2-Way-Fit tubeless bead with a 37mm profile that relies on Campagnolo’s HULC (Handmade Ultra-Light Carbon) layup and high-polished finished, while molded spokes holes (not drilled) ensure the utmost in carbon integrity.
Additionally, the disc brake only Hyperon Ultra is laced with straight-pull hubs using Campagnolo’s new Head-2-Bay tensioning system, along with spoke head washers that are located at the hub in order to optimize power transfer and provided optimal spoke loading.
The wheelset also comprises Campagnolo’s latest Aero Mo-Mag setup, which utilizes hidden, internal self-locking aluminum nipples and a reinforced polymer seat, sticking with the same recessed design that can be trued externally with a special spoke wrench. Moreover, the smooth, uninterrupted rim bed also eliminates the need for rim tape when used as a tubeless set-up.
Other notable specs include 2:1 lacing in a radial 2x pattern for the front wheel, while the rear wheel is treated to 24 spokes that are laced in a 2x, symmetrical pattern on both sides.
The wheels also spin on Campagnolo’s low-friction hybrid ceramic CULT (Ceramic Ultimate Level Technology) bearings with ceramic balls lubricated by synthetic oil over specially-treated stainless steel races.
Lastly, purists will rejoice knowing that there’s a tubular version that’s available as well, which weigh in at a feathery 1160g.
The Hyperon Ultra wheelset sells for 3650€, which comes standard with Campagnolo’s new N3W Light freehub body that’s compatible with 9-13 speed cassettes and small cogs from 9-11T, while Shimano HG11 and SRAM XDR free-hub bodies are also available for roadies who don’t adhere to the “Italian Only” dogma.
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