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Bontrager vs Neutron(3 posts)

Bontrager vs Neutronciclista
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 NeutronTrekFurthur
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 NeutronCT1
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. ;)

JohnG