Nukeproof have released updated versions of their Horizon and Neutron mountain bike wheels, promising increased performance, durability and serviceability. Along with their valves, ARD tyre inserts, rim tape and more, this is Nukeproof’s most complete wheel range to-date.
Let’s take a look at the updated wheels – which are available in both 27.5” and 29” – starting with the top-of-the-range Nukeproof Horizon.
Designed for riders looking for the ultimate performance from their bike, the Horizon wheels get an updated hub with 102 points of engagement (engagement every 3.52 degrees) for rapid engagement, allowing you to get the power down in an instant.
Nukeproof have worked hard to improve the longevity and reliability of the new wheels, and as such the Horizon hub rolls fast and smooth using lipped Enduro ABEC 5 Bearings, which protect the hub from water and dirt on the trails. To ensure longevity, they feature 80% grease filled bearings to reduce metal to metal contact (generally bearings are 30% filled).
The Horizons are a do-it-all wheelset so the rims are built strong and stiff – perfect for the rigours of downhill but just as good for hitting fast and flowy trails. Nukeproof say that the 30mm internal rim width gives the best compromise of contact patch, strength and protection.
To cater to all modern drivetrains, Shimano HG, SRAM XD and also Shimano Microspline freehubs are available as an option. To ensure they fit a wide variety of frames various hub widths are available: 135mm/ 142mm/ 148mm/ 150mm & 157mm and 110 & 100MM fork spacing.
The entire Neutron range has been overhauled from hub to rim, with improvements in performance, strength and reliability. The new hub is designed for a smooth, fast pick up with an increase in points of engagement (36 points of engagement, every 10 degrees).
Nukeproof have developed and approved Neutron V2 Wheels for downhill, trail and enduro use, and to keep them always running fresh we’ve designed all our wheelsets to be fully serviceable with a full range of spares options available from Chain Reaction Cycles.
All Nukeproof wheels are tubeless ready (just add tyre and sealant) and come pre-taped with Nukeproof rim tape and Horizon tubeless valves. The rim tape is also available separately in various widths 28mm-36mm, as are the Horizon tubeless valves (black supplied, but also sold separately in various colours). All wheels are fully compatible with Nukeproof’s Active Rim Defence (ARD) tyre and rim protection.