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neutron pr eurus?(7 posts)

neutron pr eurus?legs
May 17, 2002 9:37 PM
is there a hierarchy here..? which one is the 'better' wheel?
(translate.... better equals stiff, light, and durable)
re: neutron pr eurus?legs
May 17, 2002 9:56 PM
excuse my typos.. it is rather late and my glasses are off..
"better" may not apply hereJohnG
May 18, 2002 10:53 AM
These two wheels are both well made and light and strong and "quick". Probably not a measurable difference between them.

That being said there are some very minor differences between them. The Neuts are more "conventional" and appear to be maybe a tiny bit stronger/more robust. That being said I wouldn't worry about either wheel unless you are over 190#.

FWIW: I've got the neuts and hop curbs and speed bumps without a problem. I'm 150# and the wheels have stayed true through my sillyassed stunts. I almost bought the Eurus but the "fancy" spoke pattern scared me tiny bit. I've talked with a friend who has a pair (very new though) and he likes them.

They are also priced nearly identical with the Eurus usually costing a few bucks more. Oh, the Neuts are available as clinchers and tubies.

"better" may not apply herelegs
May 18, 2002 6:02 PM
I just ordered a set of the neutrons..
thanks for the advice.. i weight the same and find myself bunny hopping all kinds of stuff.. so i suppose i will take faith in the more 'traditional' spoke pattern..
although the eurus are prettey great looking...
re: neutron pr eurus?MP
May 18, 2002 5:03 PM
I haven't tried the neutrons, but have a set of eurus' on my Litespeed. They are light, aerodynamic, comfortable, and so far appear to be strong. I haven't hit any major holes yet, so I don't know how they'll do in that situation. My sense is that the neutrons are a bit stronger, but slightly less aero. Either way, you can't go wrong.
Vote for EurusCrazyMan
May 18, 2002 7:45 PM
I've got a pair of the Eurus wheels on my TCR.
They are quite light, not overly harsh, and plenty stiff.
As far as durability, here's my experience.
On two rides in a row last month, I ran into trouble.
First I went down hard riding through a corner when I met a pile of leaves. Tore up my right side and hit the ground so hard my derailler bent. Wheels were perfect.
Then, 3 days later I got tatooed by a jackass making a u-turn. Hit him so hard with my front wheel the spoke magnet fell off. Wheels are, still, perfect.

I figure tomorrow I'll ride down the side of a cliff just to test them out.
sure hope bad luck doesn't come in three's (right, tyler!)
re: neutron pr eurus?zero
May 19, 2002 8:30 AM
i recently purchased a set of eurus and i really am satisfied with mine...they are light and responsive...really makes climbing easier...only have about 400 miles on them but they seem really durable...i have them on a colnago mxl...if u want to see a picture of them on my bike i have a shot of it on the bike gallery...don't think you would go wrong with either....ride safe, gary