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neutron/neucleon vs ksyrium(3 posts)

neutron/neucleon vs ksyriumralieghbiker
Dec 2, 2002 6:11 PM
help!!!!! which is better? I understand the mavic may be more durable than the neutron. However, I hear the neutron is lighter and less expensive. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
re: neutron/neucleon vs ksyriumrengaracchi
Dec 3, 2002 7:54 AM
I have Neutron and Ksyrium. To me, Ksyrium feels much stiffer than Neutron is. I used to use Ksyrum on Pinarello Prince and Neutron on Pinarello Opera, but the stiff Ksyrium on super stiff aluminum frame gave me ride that was too harsh to my taste. So I switched the wheels, and now I'm much happier. I particularly like the Opera-Ksyrium combination. The lively feel of steel and the solid and smooth Ksyrium are a perfect pair. The Neutron improved the ride quality of the Prince as well. I don't, however, feel the weight difference between the two. I am slightly faster when I am on Prince no matter which wheel I use.

Of course, these are my personal taste and opinions, so test ride if you can. I use Campy Record and Vittoria Open Corsa CX
re: neutron/neucleon vs ksyriumNo_sprint
Dec 3, 2002 7:58 AM
I've ridden both. I have a pair of Nucleons amongst others. I'm not sure what the difference between the Nucleon and Neutron is. To get a lighter wheel than the Nucleon in a Kyserium model, you'd have to get the SSC SL. That's about 40 grams lighter than the Nucleon. Twice as expensive. My Nucs are my best all around wheels. Light, bulletproof, stiff, etc.