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Nucleons vs Sestrieres(4 posts)

Nucleons vs SestrieresConfused
Sep 26, 2001 10:19 AM
Looking at both wheelsets and not sure which one to pick. Any thoughts by people who have experience with them? What is the riding feel? Lightness? Durability? etc..
re: Nucleons vs SestrieresWDT
Oct 10, 2001 1:11 PM
I have Sestrieres clinchers. I like them a lot but the rear wheel has become untrue a number of times. I've read a number of reviews of the wheels and they are mixed. Many reviews gave top ratings others said they liked them but went out of true. I think they must have a quality review problem at Rolf. I intend to have mine detensioned and then trued again at a higher spoke tension. I think mine were built with too little tension. So, I don't think there was anything wrong with the wheels themselves, maybe just a quality control problem with some of the wheels not being properly tensioned by the manufacturer.
re: Nucleons vs SestrieresTanks
Oct 18, 2001 11:07 AM
Confused: Can't help you with Sestrieres (although, I have heard good things) but my Nucleons just went over 4000 miles and are still true. I weigh about 170 and ride on fairly good roads. Also, they seem to handle well (but I'm no expert). Hope this helps.
re: Nucleons vs Sestrieres2009_TDF_Winner
Jan 5, 2002 6:11 PM
I have ridden neither, I have only seen picture of them, i have good and bad things about both but......
I recommend you pay $50 more for HeD ALPS. This wheelset by far is better because......well let me explain. With wheelsets you have 2 choices. Light squared off rims that will get you up the hill really fast but suck when riding hard into a wind. Or you get deep section carbon rimed wheels that are really going to slow down on climbs but keep you going on the descents or flats. This wheelset is a combination of both. It has a 50mm deep section rim for aero performance. But is light enough for any climb. Though not the lightest, you will like the aero perfomance and it will climb, climb, climb just as well if not better than the nucleons or sestiers. This will let you compare.

Wheelset Wheight F/R Price

HeD ALPS 617 / 895 $850

Sestriere 644 / 793 $800

Nucleon 660 / 900 $770

Otherwise both great wheelsets. I heard of some freehub problems with the rolfs so i would go with the nucleons. (as long as they are DURA-ACE compatable)

i hope this is helpful. it cant be that bad since i am only 13 years old.