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Neutron vs Eurus, Rim Weight vs. Rim Depth(9 posts)

Neutron vs Eurus, Rim Weight vs. Rim Depthcollinsc
Sep 10, 2002 11:38 PM
So. These are both pretty slick wheelsets I've been told, though I've not had chance to try either. Both are similarly weighted I have read (is this accurate?) so I assume that the weight difference of the rims is offset by the additional spokes. How does this differing weight positioning affect the acceleration and/or inertia of the wheel?

I basically just want to know if there are substantive tangible differences between the wheels given their similar overall weights but different setups. I am also guessing that most would reccomend the Eurus as their aero benefits would generally have greater effect than their lower-profiled counterparts, but I wonder if they are really sufficiently aero-profiled to have any effect at all.

If you've tried both, please tell me how you feel.

thx
re: Neutron vs Eurus, Rim Weight vs. Rim Depthgraham101
Sep 11, 2002 1:29 PM
I have them both and like them for individual merits. Overall, the Eurus wins out with the noticable and benificial aero factor. A simple test involved two riders, similar weight,bikes etc but with the Eurus against the Mavic K's. The head to head no pedal glide down a slight incline noted the Eurus being significantly faster thus pulling away. I want to do a similar test, same bike, rider tires etc but compare against the Neutron. Weight wise, the Campagnolo claimed weight is accurate and includes the skewers. The actual rim weight will be slightly less with the Neutrons but is equaled to the Eurus with the additional spokes.

Note the phony claimed weight of any Mavic wheel product does not include the skewers, take their rather optomistic claim and add 125+ grams. Typical French bogus marketing scam.
Which ride better?Iwannapodiumgirl
Sep 11, 2002 4:33 PM
Have you noticed a difference in the ride between the Eurus and Neutrons, save over bumps, rough roads or cornering?
A quick questionKerry
Sep 11, 2002 4:36 PM
Did you do your coast down with each set of wheels on each bike? Otherwise, the result is pretty sketchy.
thanks nmcollinsc
Sep 11, 2002 5:33 PM
re: Neutron vs Eurus, Rim Weight vs. Rim Depthgraham101
Sep 11, 2002 7:36 PM
The difference between the wheels trades off the aero function of the Eurus verse the softer feeling Neutrons. The Eurus wheels are a blink less quick and tend to hold speed better. The Neutrons are quicker to speed but need additional effort to maintain pace. The difference in the rotation weight of the rim is apparent. Both handle very well and are quite stiff and responsive. Both are excellent wheels and highly recommended. I do prefer the Eurus for all but the hilliest rides. Quality wise, waay better than anything Mavic. Best to try them yourself.
thanks...Iwannapodiumgirl
Sep 11, 2002 7:43 PM
I can get a pair of Eurus at a reasonable price.

I have not heard any negative comments about them, yet others have expressed concerned at climbing with them. A little bizarre given Campag calls them "Climb-Dynamic-Oversize"!

Besides, a little extra weight/resistance climbing up a hill can only be good for all of us, right?
....yes, 'oversize' caught me off guard too...Spunout
Sep 12, 2002 4:00 AM
As they market them as 28" wheels, I thought, what the f$&k bike is gonna fit those?

I covet campagnolo wheels in a baaad way.
I think we all do...Iwannapodiumgirl
Sep 12, 2002 4:41 PM
even ShimaNOphiles ;o)