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

Ironman World Champion Wheels Review (HADRON Ultimate 800)

Triathlete Magazine took a close look at the Ironman World Champion Aero Wheels of Patrick Lange. Read the entire review in "The Championship Issue":

"Constructed in partnership with DT Swiss, using aerodynamic principles from F1 race cars, the Hadrons are a deep 80mm carbon clincher that tips the scales at 1,727g for the set. According to Swiss Sdie, these wheels perform best with high yaw angles - around 17 degrees - meaning they are faster with a moderate side wind. We also found them to be some of the most stable wheels in crosswinds at this depth, so it's no surprise these are an excellent choice for the blustery lava fields of Kona - or those nightmare conditions at your "A" race."

Thu, Aug 30, 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

NEW HADRON Ultimate 800 aero wheelset test & review

Pushing Limits tested our new HADRON Ultimate 800 aero wheels for over 1000km and was impressed by "THE NEXT STEP" of the new wheel generation! 

+ Attention to each small detail on the wheel

+ High quality with DT Swiss components (hubs and spokes)

+ Tubeless-ready system works great 

+ New valve sticker 

+ Taking into account rotational drag with perfectly placed nipples

+ Slightly stiffer compared to 2017 collection 

+ Great handling 

+ Stability of wheelset

+ Pleasant sound when riding

+ Excellent price 

Verdict: A truly great wheelset that is lots of fun riding! Top aerodynamic performance, high quality and with DT Swiss components. You would not want anything more from a new set of aero wheels! 

Read the entire review in German at pushing-limits.de

Fri, May 11, 18

New HADRON Classic 485 Aero Wheelset Test & Review

A team of RoadBIKE editors tested the Swiss Side HADRON Classic 485 Aero Wheelset over the last couple of months. They reported excellent smooth riding ability and perfect wheel stiffness (103 respectively 108 Nm/°). The RoadBIKE editors came to unanimous opinion: The wheels are highly stable which constantly leads to a lot of speed.

 Lukas Hoffmann brought the wheels to his training camp on Gran Canaria. As a mountain biker, he is a big fan of disc brake wheels. Riding on narrow snake coverd roads, he was pleasantly surprised by the great braking performance of the HADRON Classic 485 rim brake wheels. 

"Of course, you are able to brake later with a disc brake wheel, but the new Swiss Side HADRON Classic rims with Swissstop carbon brake pads, have a great braking performance,” says Hoffmann. “At any time, braking feels in control and safe, it doesn’t matter if you brake slowly or in a more aggressive manner.”

 He went on to explain that the acceleration is good, even for wheels that were made for lightweight riders, they feel a bit more agile. He also noted that the strength of the HADRON Classic 485 really shines at high-speed. "If the wheels are rolling, it feels like nothing is going to stop them. I was literally flying over the wavy coast roads of Gran Canaria. They deliver a true all-round wheel set that is amazingly fun to ride,” concluded Hoffmann. 

Read about the HADRON Classic 485 product review on RoadBIKE.

Longterm test and race tests will follow in the next weeks. Stay tuned.

Mon, Mar 12, 18


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