Campagnolo Neutron Ultra wheelsets - clincher

4.18/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $1005.75

Product Description

Campagnolo Neutron Ultra Clincher Wheelset features upgraded rim extrusions and new-generation hubs with a carbon body and aluminium flanges making this a stiff yet lightweight road wheelset. Includes quick-release skewer Rim ...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicos a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2015

Strengths:    Great on ascents and snapping forward for quick accelerations. Excellent durability.

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden these wheels since 2008. They have around 17,000 miles on them and are still going strong. I haven't had a single issue. What else can you say?

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Favorite Ride:   Ride to Montauk

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Sunrise Tri West Bab

Similar Products Used:   Campagnolo Vento G3

Bike Setup:   Eddy Merckx Premium
Campagnolo Chorus Groupset
Easton EC70 Stem
Easton EC70 Wing Handlebars
FSA K-Force Lite Carbon 25mm setback seatpost
Fizik Arione CX Team Slipstream Saddle

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mike silver a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2012

Strengths:    as expected until spokes

Weaknesses:    spokes broke 3 times in first 1000 miles
i weigh 175pounds.
i nspent over $200 with shop and campy respoking /repairing experienced same issue again
sold wheels for peanuts
not happy

Bottom Line:   
bad experience
i replaced with euros which have been bullet proof

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Favorite Ride:   northern mich harbor springs to cross village

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   euros

Bike Setup:   scott cs2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2012

Strengths:    Weight, quick spin, light, agile, strong.

Weaknesses:    A bit squirrely if you're not used to them. You point, they go, so pay attention.

Bottom Line:   
Owned these for over a year now and they are the best set of wheels I've ridden. Zero issues with them. The tolerances built in to them are what you'd expect from a $1,000+ set of wheels, and the low profile and attention to detail is excellent. The carbon fiber hubs make them incredibly light, but stiff, too, so you *will* feel the bumps in the road (the way I like it). When I'm hitting 35mph, I don't want to be riding in a Cadillac on two tiny rims. I want to feel the road beneath me. The hubs spin up incredibly fast. Tested them against my Khasim G3's just to see how quickly and fast they spun... after the G3's stopped, the Neutrons kept spinning for another 90 seconds!

As others have said, there was a test of wheelsets in Cycling Weekly back in 2010 where all the wheels were tested on the velodrome, with wattage/distance/speed all measured, and these were the fastest clincher tested (over the Shamals and Fulcrum Zeros!)

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Favorite Ride:   Pasadena Circuit

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Bianchi 928 SL, Campy Record, etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jeff a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2011

Strengths:    Provide a firm ride and good stability when cornering on descents.

Weaknesses:    I have broken a couple rear spokes already in less than 5000 total miles. This concerns me because the wheels in each case have been true and properly tensioned. With each case, I was just barely pedaling while exiting a corner on flat road under low power. I weigh 175 pounds so this doesn't seem to be the cause either.

Bottom Line:   
The wheels very solid and hold the road very well even on 50+ descents.

I still like the product, but wish my experience more closely echoed the "bulletproof" results others seem to find.

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Similar Products Used:   Kyrsiums and Bontrager wheels.

Bike Setup:   2011 Trek Madone with Campagnolo Record 11 groupset.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jimmy James a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2011

Strengths:    Very light, for what it is.
Great climbing wheel, again, for the type of wheel it is.
Good fast wheel on the flats.

Weaknesses:    Not great for crits or sprints, to noodle-ly under load.
Broken lots of spokes, but I tend to do that on most training wheels.

Bottom Line:   
Campagnolo Neutron ultra clincher wheels are a pretty good all round training wheel.

However, out of the box they have the slowest rolling hubs I've ever encountered. Very smooth, but simply slow, almost as if you were always riding into a head wind. An upgrade to the CULT ceramic bearings changed all that and now they roll as well as any wheel I have ridden.

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Favorite Ride:   Mont Ventoux

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Lots over the years...

Bike Setup:   I usually go through a pair of training wheels a year. These ones are on their last legs after a 13 months of hard training with loads of climbing, but they still have a b it of life left. When it comes time to replace them would I buy another pair, probably not.

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