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Why Neutron over Eurus?(7 posts)

Why Neutron over Eurus?Leak
Mar 9, 2003 10:01 PM
I'm considering both of these wheelsets and am looking for feedback/insights as to why you'd pick one over the other?

Based on "the facts", it appears that the Eurus are:

1. More aero (for whatever that's worth with 30mm rims)
2. Slightly lighter.

The Neutrons are slightly cheaper, but otherwise, what would be the advantages of going with Neutrons over Eurus, if any? Are there major ride or maintenance issues with one over the other?

Thanks!
re: Why Neutron over Eurus?bartje
Mar 10, 2003 11:13 AM
according to the leading dutch cycle magazine the main advantage of the eurus wheels is that they are stronger (higher rim, G3 rear spoking ) and therefor more durable. For riders over 75 kg (like myself) and not allways perfect roads (like the cobblestones we have) they are to be preferred over the neutron. These are more suitable for climbing.
I decided for the eurus and am very happy with them.
I must admit that G3 spoking is still to prove its durability.
PS and I think they look better. But that is not really a fact.
re: Why Neutron over Eurus?koala
Mar 10, 2003 11:19 AM
Some lighter riders say the ride is better with the neutrons.
High profile rim = added crosswind sensitivityKerry
Mar 10, 2003 4:41 PM
Plus, with either wheel you're spending lots of extra bucks for wheel performance comparable to Record/Velocity Aerohead or Velocity Deep V or Open Pro, etc. If you don't ride in high wind areas and/or are heavier, the crosswind sensitivity will be less of an issue with any wheel.
re: Why Neutron over Eurus?Roger H
Mar 10, 2003 8:40 PM
Read this in a review of American Classic wheels - "A design advantage to the 420's is that they don't follow the paired spoke trend (or G-3 in Campy's case) of other companies. I am sure there is some type of advantage to paired spokes, but so far, the only "advantage" I have seen with two sets from two different manufacturers is that when a spoke goes on you, the rest of the wheel is toast. When a spoke goes on a standard wheel, you hear it pop, the wheel goes out of true, and you brake to a stop, loosen your brake adjustment and ride home. When a spoke goes on a paired spoke wheel (speaking from experience) you hear it pop, you feel it taco (because of the high tension and lack of other spokes nearby to help stability) and you slide to a stop on the ground looking backward at the cool strip your flesh made on the pavement. ". Not sure if it's true, but it is a little scary ....
Got them both, like them equallythe Phantom
Mar 11, 2003 2:45 PM
I have one pair each, Eurus and Neutron wheels. The Eurus is definetly more 'aero', advantage only when pushing hard directly into the wind. Eurus ride quality is stiffer and less resilient and due to the heavier rim, tend to hold the speed slightly longer. Neutrons are quite a bit softer feeling, lighter and quicker to speed but with little sustain. I found the best performance to ride quality trade-off combo was with the Neutron in front and Eurus in rear. Zero durability or quality issues, only the best....
re: Thanks for the feedback everybody! (nm)Leak
Mar 11, 2003 4:22 PM