HADRON Classic 485 longterm test

tri2b.com tested the HADRON Classic 485 rim brake wheelset for over 2000km from North to South of Germany. The wheelset was tested in all kinds of different conditions. On winding roads, in wet and dry weather, over cobblestones as well as off road. Here the summary: 

+ Great braking performance in dry and wet riding conditions 

+ Amazing wheel stability in crosswinds 

+ High quality product

+ Top all-round wheelset

+ Great value for money

+ World-wide service center network 

Read the entire review at tri2b.com

Tue, Nov 06, 18

HADRON Classic 485 longterm test by ROADBIKE (Oct. 2018)

Five people from ROADBIKE tested the HADRON Classic 485 wheelset for a total of 5500 km over the last 8 month. They came to an unanimous positive conclusion: The HADRON Classic Aero Wheels feel very stable and fast. It's a stiff wheelset with great steering control. 

+ Stiffness

+ Holding high speeds 

+ Great value for money 

Read the entire review at roadbike.de

Sat, Oct 27, 18

HADRON Classic 485: Test & Review (Oct. 2018)

"Cutting edge aero for less" is what the team at Peloton Magazine writes, after testing and reviewing the HADRON Classic 485 wheelset. Here an extract of the write-up:

"As you would expect from a company specializing in aerodynamics, Swiss Side designed the HADRON Classic 485 to be fast–but not at the expense of rideability. By focusing on stability and predictable handling in windy conditions, this wheelset allows you to stay in an aerodynamic position for longer. After all, aero wheels aren’t much good if they force you to ride in an upright position, with your body catching wind like a sail. In real world conditions, the stability is noticeable: these wheels track straight in most wind conditions you’ll encounter, even for small riders, and carve confidently through descents. Simply put, they’re a joy to ride.

Swiss Side partners with DT Swiss, using the fellow Swiss company’s revered hubs and bladed Aero Comp spokes while focusing on its own in-house rim shapes. Along with the benefits of durable, high quality components, the partnership allows Swiss Side wheels to be tuned up at DT Swiss’s extensive worldwide network of service centers. Additionally, Swiss Side’s generous crash replacement program offers 50% off the same style wheel–hopefully you’ll never need it but it’s nice to know you aren’t completely out of luck in the event of an accident.

These wheels offer incredible, easy to handle aerodynamics at a great price. There are trade-off’s however – wet braking, tire volume and weight. Of course, for those seeking cutting edge aero at entry level carbon prices, the Swiss Side Classic 485 is a great option."

Read entire review at pelotonmagazine.com


Fri, Oct 19, 18

HADRON 485 Test Review by Pushing Limits

Niclas Bock from Pushing Limits tested the HADRON Classic 485 (rim brake) wheelset during training and competition. Here the summary of the test review on pushing-limits.de.  

+ Fast, top aerodynamic performance 

+ High quality (production through DT Swiss) 

+ Highest quality components (DT Swiss hubs and spokes)

+ Great all-round wheelset for training as well as for racing

+ Predictable and reliable braking performance in all conditions (dry and wet)

+ Developed with a deep know-how about aerodynamics (Formula 1 background)

+ Attention to details (e.g. hidden nipples) and clean engineering 

+ Great value for money


 Read entire test review on pushing-limits.de in German. 


Tue, Sep 04, 18

New HADRON Classic 485 Test & Review

Bicycle Network Australia tested a set of our new HADRON Classic 485 aero wheels and really wanted to keep hold of them at the end of the test! Christopher Jones, editor of BNA, completed an extremely detailed review including a short video about the test. Here a short summary:

Pros and Cons:

+ Accessible price for a great performing wheelset
+ Excellent all-rounder
+ Excellent handing and ride-feel
+ A great balance in weight, stiffness and aero performance

– Returning the wheels at the end of the review

Conclusion: "The Swiss Side HADRON Classic 485’s balance stiffness, weight and price extremely well while delivering a package that brings you into the realm of aerodynamic performance."

Read entire review at: https://www.bicycles.net.au/2018/06/review-swissside-hadron-classic-485-aerowheels-more-performance-for-everyday-cyclists/

Wed, Jul 04, 18

NEW HADRON Classic 485 Aero Wheelset - Test & Review

Check out the extensive aero wheel test in RennRad's newest issue. The Swiss Side HADRON Classic 485 wheelset was included in the test and the test results are excellent!

+ Best lateral rigidity of all test wheels

+ Incredible price 

+ DT Swiss hubs 

Verdict: A stiff fullcarbon wheelset without any real weaknesses. Available at an attractive price. 


Swiss Side HADRON Classic Test

Fri, May 25, 18


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