Campagnolo Neutron wheelsets - clincher

4.61/5 (23 Reviews)
MSRP : $1000.00


Product Description

  • Low profile welded rims with a machined braking surface for the smoothest possible braking
  • Front rim is symmetrical and lighter while the rear rim is stouter and asymmetrical for improved lateral rigidity
  • Hubs have adjustable 15-ball precision bearings
  • Includes Campagnolo double-pivot/arm QR skewers, 12t cassette lockring, and wheel bags
  • 1550g set: 660g-front / 890g-rear


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bruno

    Date Reviewed: May 14, 2012

    Strengths:    Very strong. Great for climbing.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I just had to replace my neutron wheelset ...after 6 years. I had the rims trued once during that time. I ride Ultra and Rando and the road conditions can be dicey at times. They are the only wheels I have. I weigh over 200 lbs.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by MeinGewehr a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2012

    Strengths:    Light, low rotational weight - fast spin up, smooth and quiet, very low maintenance.

    Weaknesses:    Spoke placement will make truing a challenge - academic at this point as I have not had to.

    Bottom Line:   
    Looked at Zipps, Reynolds, Mavics etc etc. Chose these due to the general reviews of light weight as good climbing wheels, low maintenance needs.
    The low rotational weight, bladed spokes and slim profile make them good all-round condition wheels.
    Paired them with Vittoria Open Corsas and light weight tubes so they ride very nicely and comfortably while being easy to accelerate.
    I weigh 150 lbs, only have slightly over 1K miles on them, so they are relatively new and I cannot speak to real longevity.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anything pointing upward.

    Purchased At:   Bike shop I work at

    Similar Products Used:   Zipp 404s, Mavic Heliums, Rolf ??, handbuilt Campy Mockba(Moscow) rims on Record hubs(32s).

    Bike Setup:   Early 90s ALAN r/30 Alu Ls - full Campy Chorus 11.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Wyatt963 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 26, 2011

    Strengths:    Trouble free, durable, and stable at high speeds.

    Weaknesses:    I really don't know of any at this time.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought these wheels used on ebay, so who knows how many original miles were already on them, but they were clean, and true.
    I have since put over 12,000 miles on them, and have ridden them over some pretty bad stretches of road, and they are still true.
    Every 6,000 miles I have broken the hubs down, cleaned, and regreased the bearings, with Phil Woods green grease. These wheels have been bomb proof and trouble free for me. I have hit speeds of 50 mph coming down Hwy 74, and they track and corner like they on are rails.
    I can detect no signs of them wearing out yet.
    There might be lighter wheels out there, but I think you would be hard pressed to find a more trouble free, and durable set.

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    Favorite Ride:   Hwy 74 to Pinyan Crest campground

    Price Paid:    $350.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Cadd 3 Saeco frame, with Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by locopsu a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2011

    Strengths:    Light, Strong, Roll for ever.

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought these based on reviews here for my new Colnago Master Frame. Wanted Mavic's but got the Campy based on reviews here. Am just under 100 kg (215 lb) and pretty much destroy wheels. In six months they are still true and roll great. Rode them up Alp Du Huez last summer and some climbing in the region. Roll fantastic

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    Favorite Ride:   Warm Sunny Day

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Bike24.de

    Similar Products Used:   Campy Chorus Hubs with various Mavic rims

    Bike Setup:   Colnago Master, Campy Athena 11 Speed with Carbon crank, Neutron Black Wheels, Deda bars and stem.


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Damien a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 19, 2010

    Strengths:    Fast, light, stiff, roll forever and ever and ever and ever.

    Weaknesses:    See above..

    Bottom Line:   
    Hmm,I loved these wheels until 2 days ago. I'm a relatively heavy guy, about 93 kg, and get involved in some sprints and club racing. Anyhow, the time came to get the wheels trued (spokes tensioned - they were straig as) and the LBS rang to tell me that the spoke nipples could not be moved, they had corroded such that they had effectively fused. They said that this is a relatively common issue with internal nipples, combine that with the fact that the spokes are stainliess, nipples are brass and rims are alloy and you get some interesting chemical reactions. The fact that I live across the road from the beach hasn't helped.

    Anyhow, I was informed that it would cost AUD500 to re-spoke the wheels (AUD400 for the spokes COST) so I'm gonna get new ones, probably Neutrons again, but will endeavour to maintain them better. The LBS said that Mavics are very susceptible to this problem...

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    Favorite Ride:   Adelaide to Hahndorf or Sprinbrook

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Total Cycling

    Bike Setup:   Bianchi via Nirone C2C, Chorus/Centaur



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