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Ksyrium SL vs. Neutron(6 posts)

Ksyrium SL vs. Neutronboat
Apr 26, 2002 4:17 PM
Which one is better especially for climbing? I am looking for wheelsets that can give me acceleration and smooth spinning...I am thinking between the two because the price I can get is more or less the same, and look does not really matter in this case.
got both.........JohnG
Apr 26, 2002 4:25 PM
Same weight and stiffness..... NO DIFFERENCE in climbing!!! Both are also equally "semi-aero". Both are strong and you shouldn't have any problems with them. They were the same price too when I bought them. Around $500 offshore.

These two wheelsets do 'look' VERY different though. The Campy wheels are "elegant" and simple and the SL's are VERY flashy.

IMHO, if you like the flashy look go SL's and if you prefer a more subdued look go with the Neut's.

got both.........EYT
Apr 27, 2002 8:31 AM
What about side wind? Are these also similar?
got both.........JohnG
Apr 27, 2002 11:58 AM
Neither wheelset is known for being a problem in crosswinds. Probably because they both have pretty low profile rims and low spoke counts.

re: Ksyrium SL vs. Neutronboat
Apr 27, 2002 3:14 PM
So which one spin faster? I am looking for the wheelsets that can really accelerate both during climbing and flat
moment of inertia...C-40
Apr 28, 2002 4:17 AM
To determine which one would spin faster, the moment of inertia would have to be calculated. Some manufacturers like Nimble, publish this info for their wheels.

I doubt there's enough difference to matter. The rim weight has the biggest impact on the moment of inertia, and both rims will be similar in weight.