Campagnolo Bora WTO 45

Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 disk wheelset

Campagnolo Bora WTO 45: the evolution of high-performance wheels

With their unique 45 mm wide rims, the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels represent the most advanced evolution in the world of high-performance lenticular wheels for road use. Let's explore in detail all the innovative technologies that make the Bora WTO 45 the new frontier of speed in road cycling.

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45mm lenticular profile in C-LUX

The focus of the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 are the revolutionary 45 mm wide lenticular rims, made using only high-modulus carbon fiber (HM) and C-LUX liquid resin.

This high-performance thermoplastic resin, developed and patented in Campagnolo's laboratories, has resulted in an extremely rigid and responsive 45-mm lenticular profile with up to 50% increase in impact and stress resistance over traditional carbides.

The Bora WTO 45s set new standards in terms of stiffness-to-weight ratio and ability to make the bike "fly" while maintaining low weight.

Comparison CAMPAGNOLO Bora WTO 33 vs. 45

Wind tunnel optimized design

Like all of Campagnolo's top-of-the-line wheels, the profile of the Bora WTO 45 rims was entirely designed and tested at Campagnolo's R&D center equipped with a wind tunnel.

Engineers worked extensively to optimize the 45 mm lenticular shape, finding the perfect balance between aerodynamic penetration, ability to handle crosswinds, and performance in the rain.

The result is an extremely stable wheel at high speed, which "cuts through" the air in an excellent way ensuring maximum aerodynamic advantage on flat trails and technical descents.

Stiffness and comfort on the road

The generous 45 mm section of the Bora WTO 45 rims has several advantages when used on the road. First, it greatly increases the lateral stiffness of the wheel, returning exceptional steering precision and responsiveness.

It also allows very low inflation pressures to be used, increasing comfort on uneven road surfaces and improving road holding. Finally, the lenticular profile dampens vibrations due to asphalt roughness.

The result is a new level of performance on the road, with control, comfort and speed at the highest level.

Low weight

Despite the high 45 mm profile and high-end materials used, the weight of the Bora WTO 45 wheels remains quite low. The complete set of wheels weighs only 1395 grams, a truly excellent value when compared to competing products with similar characteristics.

Campagnolo has succeeded in the feat of creating a large lenticular wheel while maintaining a reasonable weight that does not adversely affect performance.

MoMag technology for centering

The unique MoMag system developed by Campagnolo uses magnetic components built into the hubs to keep the spokes perfectly centered.

Spokes are literally drawn to the center of the wheel without the need for adjustment. This patented technology ensures consistent centering and tension over time, which are critical to getting the most performance out of a high-performance wheel.

Ceramic USB Bearings

Another high-tech element of the Bora WTO 45s are the ceramic USB bearings manufactured by Campagnolo. Made with ultra-high performance ceramic balls and raceways, these bearings reduce friction to a minimum and provide unparalleled quietness and smoothness.

Compared with traditional steel models, ceramic bearings bring a significant increase in responsiveness and responsiveness of the wheel, as well as increased durability.

Perfect balance with G3 Symmetric

G3 Symmetric technology requires the profile of the front and rear rims to be perfectly identical and symmetrical. This results in optimal balance of the wheel and the bike as a whole.

In addition, the symmetrical G3 design evens out the distribution of tension on the spokes of the two wheels, minimizing loads and maximizing the longevity and durability of the Bora WTO 45 even after thousands of miles of heavy use.

Made in Campagnolo: 100% Italian quality

Like all of Campagnolo's signature wheels and components, the Bora WTO 45 wheels are designed, engineered and built at 100% in Campagnolo's factories in the province of Vicenza, Italy.

It is one of the few high-end wheel manufacturers in the world that maintains complete control over the entire production chain, ensuring consistent quality over time according to the best Italian standards in the industry.

When to choose the Bora WTO 45

With the perfect mix of speed, control and comfort, Bora WTO 45s are suitable for both sport and professional use. They represent the ideal choice for:

  • Professional or amateur cyclists competing in the most challenging granfondo events
  • Triathlon and time trial enthusiasts
  • Particularly windy routes where stability is needed
  • Those seeking maximum control at high speed
  • Daily use for those who want top performance over long distances

Care and maintenance

To preserve the exceptional performance of the Bora WTO 45 over time, Campagnolo recommends proper periodic cleaning and maintenance.

In particular, clean rims often with mild soap and water, replace brake pads when worn, check centering once a year, and relubricate bearings every 6 months or so.

Small touches to ensure that Bora WTO 45s continue to deliver their potential for many, many miles without failure.

When to replace Bora WTO 45

When used properly, Bora WTO 45s can easily last up to 50,000 km and beyond before requiring replacement.

Classic symptoms that indicate the end of wheel life are: visibly worn or damaged rims, wobbling, centering defects, excessive noise. At that point it is time to change the wheels to a new set of Bora WTO 45s.


Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels represent the most advanced expression of the high-performance wheel concept. The combination of advanced 45mm lenticular profile, exclusive C-LUX carbon technology, and innovative systems such as MoMag enables unprecedented speed and control performance.

The Bora WTO 45 wheelsets set new standards and appeal to the most demanding cyclists constantly seeking the best. Thanks to Campagnolo, even the wheels, not just the groupsets, reach absolute Made in Italy levels of excellence. Bora WTO 45s are the future of wheels.

Frequently Asked Questions about Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 Wheels

1. What is the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 model? The Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 model is a specific version of the Bora cycling wheels, produced by the Italian company Campagnolo. The number "45" refers to the height of the rim profile, indicating a versatile aerodynamic design.

2. What are the main features of the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45? Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels are wheels designed to offer a balance between aerodynamics and versatility. With a 45 mm profile, these wheels offer performance suitable for both mountain challenges and fast flat stages.

3. What advantages do Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels offer over other wheels? Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 wheels offer a combination of improved aerodynamics and stability thanks to their mid-height profile. These wheels are ideal for cyclists looking for a versatile option for tackling a variety of riding conditions.

4. Are versions of the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 available for disc brakes and traditional brakes? Yes, Campagnolo Bora WTO 45s are available in versions compatible with both disc brakes and traditional pad brakes. Be sure to choose the right model based on your braking system.

5. Are Campagnolo Bora WTO 45s suitable for racing? Absolutely, Campagnolo Bora WTO 45s are designed with high-level performance in mind and can be used for road racing. However, check the specific regulations of the races in which you plan to participate.

6. What details of aerodynamics were considered in the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45? Campagnolo Bora WTO 45s are optimized to reduce air resistance through an aerodynamic profile. The rim design and hub profile help improve aerodynamic efficiency and speed.

7. How can I best maintain and care for my Campagnolo Bora WTO 45? To keep Campagnolo Bora WTO 45s in top condition, perform regular cleaning, check spoke tension, and inspect the brake profile. Follow the maintenance guidelines provided by Campagnolo to ensure consistent performance.

8. Where can I buy Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 and find replacement parts? You can purchase Campagnolo Bora WTO 45s from authorized dealers or specialty stores. Replacement parts may be available through Campagnolo's official distribution network.

9. Are customization options available for the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45? Some customizations may be available, such as stickers or color choices. Check customization options through Campagnolo's official website or at authorized dealers.

10. What other Campagnolo wheels are similar to the Bora WTO 45? Campagnolo offers a range of wheels, including Bora models of various profile heights. Some similar models might include Bora Ultra, Bora One, and others. Explore the full range on Campagnolo's official website.