|Bontrager vs Neutron||ciclista|
Feb 11, 2002 9:55 PM
|Appreciate any opinions on Bontrager Race X-Lite and/or Campy Neutrons. I ride a ti Seven Axiom carbon forks and bars. Ride centuries and lots o' hills possibly road racing in the near future. Am interested in lighter, faster but durable wheels.|
|re: Bontrager vs Neutron||TrekFurthur|
Feb 12, 2002 6:40 AM
|I've got 1500 to 2000 miles on my RaceLites; they X-Lites are similar but lighter. That said, the RL's are great. They spin up quickly, are easy to maintain at speed, and are strong. They are stiff, as all paired-spoke wheels tend to be due to higher spoke tension. At approximately 1700 grams, they're light enough for a lot of racing, but the X-Lites would drop another 200 grams or so (advertised).
I'm also getting another set of wheels: CK hubs, Mavic Open Pros and DT Comp 14/15 spokes (28 3X F/R). These look to be lighter than my RL's and strong (builder plays a big part in this). These should be strong, light, and more comfortable. Great for racing and centuries. Don't overlook a good set of custom built wheels.
|re: Bontrager vs Neutron||CT1|
Feb 12, 2002 7:29 AM
|I've got a couple sets of 02 Neutrons and like them. They're reasonably light and have excellent build quality. If you get them for around $500 then I'd say they're worth it. Try totalcycling.com. You can get almost the same weight with a set of Record/aerohead/DT revo wheels at around $350. They don't look as "cool" but will work just as good. |
Oh, the neut's are quite durable and should work fine for your application. No experience with Bonti road wheels. I've smushed a Bonti racelite mtb wheel .... but that's a different story...... nothing a big sledge hammer couldn't fix though. ;)