Campagnolo have rounded out their range of Bora WTO (Wind Tunnel
Optimised) carbon wheels with the launch of the new Bora WTO
As the name implies, these are a svelte 33mm deep, making them
the shallowest of the lineup, but they've still been optimised to
gain as much aero advantage as possible from an all-round/climbing
The usual Bora features are all present and correct, including
the ability to run either tubeless or with inner tubes (2-Way Fit,
as Campagnolo refer to it). Interestingly there's no tubular
option, suggesting that even their Pro sponsored teams may be
moving to tubeless in the coming seasons.
Cup and cone bearings are relatively unusual these days, but
Campagnolo (and Shimano, for that matter) are sticking with them -
they're easily adjustable and fully serviceable, with the ability
to remove play as required, unlike cartridge bearings. Being a Bora
wheelset also means that the balls used are ceramic, for low
friction with the maximum smoothness and durability.
A 19mm internal diameter is starting to look quite skinny by
modern standards, and reflects the race-ready nature of the wheels.
Campagnolo say they're optimised for 25mm tyres, although they'll
happily run anything from 23 to 28mm wide, making them suitable for
pretty much any standard road race conditions.
Campagnolo quote a weight of 1455g for the disc wheelset, so
these aren't absolutely ultralight - but we're used to that with
the Boras. They're designed for durability, and these 33s are as
much about the aero advantage as they are about shedding grams. So,
very much an all-rounder with a climbing bias, rather than a pure
Rim brake versions are available now, with the Disc brake
variant arriving shortly. There's a comprehensive range of freehub
options; Campagnolo (naturally!), Shimano HG/SRAM 10/11, and SRAM
XDR 12 speed.
We already have the Bora WTO 33 in our online Bike Builder, where you can build your dream
bike to your own spec. Or, if you'd like to order a wheelset on its
own, get in touch.