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HADRON Ultimate 485 Rim Brake

Top level aero performance on any course, in any conditions, the HADRON Ultimate 485 is at home speeding down twisty mountain passes, as well as time trial and triathlon courses. Their shallow rim profiles are designed to maximise handling in high wind conditions by minimising the response and sensitivity to gusty crosswinds. Available in both rim brake and disc brake versions. UCI approved.

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HADRON Ultimate 485 Rim Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 485 Disc Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 625 Disc Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 800 Disc Brake
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HADRON Classic 485 Rim Brake
Front Wheel Price EUR 486.43
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HADRON Classic 625 Rim Brake
Front Wheel Price EUR 486.43
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HADRON Classic 800 Rim Brake
Front Wheel Price EUR 486.43
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HADRON Classic 485 Disc Brake
Front Wheel Price EUR 486.43
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HADRON Classic 625 Disc Brake
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PION Rim Brake
Front Wheel Price EUR 146.22
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PION Disc Brake
Front Wheel Price EUR 146.22
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HADRON Ultimate 485 Rim Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 899.29
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HADRON Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 899.29
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HADRON Ultimate 485 Disc Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 625 Disc Brake
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HADRON Ultimate 800 Disc Brake
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HADRON Classic 485 Rim Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 655.00
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HADRON Classic 625 Rim Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 655.00
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HADRON Classic 800 Rim Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 655.00
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HADRON Classic 485 Disc Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 655.00
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HADRON Classic 625 Disc Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 655.00
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PION Rim Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 179.83
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PION Disc Brake
Rear Wheel Price EUR 179.83
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Total price for all items including VAT.
Total price for all items excluding VAT.
All products are shipped from our EU warehouse. Delivery to is outside of the EU so 0% VAT is applicable. The local authorities may charge you VAT & import duties upon delivery.
Prices exclude shipping costs which are calculated at checkout.

Specs

Weight / Rim Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Set Aero Profile Height Max. Rim Width Brake Track Width
HADRON Ultimate 485 Rim Brake
691g 838g 1529g 48.5mm 25mm 23mm
HADRON Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
724g 889g 1613g 62.5mm 27mm 23mm
HADRON Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
791g 936g 1727g 80mm 28mm 23mm
HADRON Ultimate 485 Disc Brake
687g 820g 1507g 48.5mm 25mm 23mm
HADRON Ultimate 625 Disc Brake
746g 880g 1626g 62.5mm 27mm 23mm
HADRON Ultimate 800 Disc Brake
826g 959g 1785g 80mm 28mm 23mm

Description

The world’s fastest aero wheels! Using the latest in aerodynamic and engineering development methods transferred from Formula 1, the HADRON Ultimate sets new benchmarks for aero wheel performance & quality. The HADRON Ultimates are designed for minimising the drag of the wheels but also on the bike & rider system. This is achieved by ensuring maximum aero stability and predictability in the wind so that the rider remains in their aero position for the maximum time. Tubeless ready full carbon construction rims, assembled with the world’s best DT Swiss 240S aero hubs with SINC ceramic bearings and with optimised aerodynamic shape in collaboration with Swiss Side. With wheel manufacture & assembly by DT Swiss for Swiss Side, the absolute highest possible Swiss precision, quality and durability is assured.

Compatibility

Shimano, SRAM 10&11 speed cassettes (standard). XDR Driver & Campagnolo compatible with freehub kits available separately.

Hub

DT Swiss 240s, custom for Swiss Side. Rim brake wheel hub/axle dimensions are: 5 x 100mm QR front / 5 x 130mm QR rear.

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite and Aero Comp Straightpull spokes with DT Swiss pro lock hidden aluminium nipples.
Front Rim Brake (radial pattern): 16 spokes (20 spokes for 485).
Rear Rim Brake (2:1 pattern): 21 spokes (24 spokes for 485).

Bearings

  • SINC ceramic bearings
  • Made of extremely tough and wear- and corrosion-resistant ceramic material
  • Reduces rolling resistance to absolute minimum
  • Guarantees greater durability than conventional ball bearings

Additional Info

Shipping

  • Shipping costs are in addition to the pricing shown. Cost effective shipping is calculated based on your region at the checkout.
  • All products ship from our EU warehouse located in Poland.
  • For EU customers, all pricing shown includes VAT. Courier delivery time is typically 2-3 days.
  • For international customers, including Switzerland and non-EU countries, all pricing shown is without VAT. Import duties and taxes (VAT) may be charged separately by your country’s authorities upon receiving your shipment. International delivery times vary depending on the shipping option chosen. Courier deliver is typically 3-15 days worldwide.

Package Includes

Tubeless ready rim tape (pre-installed), Valve extension, Tubeless valve, QR skewers, Brake pads (SwissStop Black Prince Flash Pro)

Tyre Size

We recommend using a 23mm tyre on the front. If  additional comfort is desired, a 25mm tyre can be used  on the rear. We do not recommend tyres greater than 25mm width.

Rider Weight / Safety Notice

The maximum total system weight (bike + rider) for the HADRON Ultimate rim brake wheelset is 100kg (HADRON Classic rim brake is 105kg). Tyre pressures of 120psi should not be exceeded.

Wheel Spec Comparison

Profile Depth

HADRON Ultimate 485
6
HADRON Ultimate 625
8
HADRON Ultimate 800
10

Aero Drag

HADRON Ultimate 485
8
HADRON Ultimate 625
9
HADRON Ultimate 800
10

Aero Wind Stability

HADRON Ultimate 485
10
HADRON Ultimate 625
9
HADRON Ultimate 800
7

Weight

HADRON Ultimate 485
8
HADRON Ultimate 625
7
HADRON Ultimate 800
6

Stiffness

HADRON Ultimate 485
8
HADRON Ultimate 625
8
HADRON Ultimate 800
8

Drag Deltas for Wheel Combinations

Wind Tunnel Data measured on Canyon Speedmax SF SLX at 45km/h

Wheel Setup Front / Rear Drag (W) Difference* (W)
800 / 800 59.90 0.00
625 / 800 60.95 1.05
625 / 625 62.00 2.10
485 / 625 63.05 3.15
485 / 485 64.10 4.20

*Drag difference relative to the 'best aero setup' - 800 / 800

Aero Performance Chart

Wind Stability Chart

Time Benefits

Speed Power Drag Reduction 40km 90km 180km
HADRON Ultimate 485
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
11.8W
5.6W
0m 40s
0m 50s
1m 30s
1m 52s
3m 00s
3m 44s
HADRON Ultimate 625
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
13.9W
6.5W
0m 47s
0m 59s
1m 47s
2m 12s
3m 34s
4m 24s
HADRON Ultimate 800
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
16W
7.5W
1m 00s
1m 12s
2m 03s
2m 32s
4m 06s
5m 04s

*Drag reduction given relative to standard road wheel set.

Wheel Mapping

Tyre of Riding Time Trial Road Racing Training Alps
HADRON Ultimate 485
HADRON Ultimate 625
HADRON Ultimate 800

Product Reviews

HADRON Ultimate 485 - RennRad Review (June 2019)

The editor of RennRad tested our HADRON Ultimate 485 wheelset for over 2000km during training and competition. Read entire test at radsport-rennrad.de

Summary of review:

Wheelset Features:

  • SINC Ceramic Bearings
  • DT Swiss-Aerolite- and Aero-Comp-Straight Spokes
  • Aluminium Hidden Nipples
  • New Aero Rim Shape
  • Tubeless-Ready
  • Pre-installed Tubeless Rim Tape
  • Tubeless Valves included
  • Lightweight Wheels (1529g/set)

 
Test & Review Verdict:

  • Outstanding aero performance that leads to high speed
  • Highly stable in cross winds 
  • Smooth and predictable handling 
  • Great lateral stiffness 
  • Excellent all-round carbon wheelset for road biking and triathlon
  • Great braking performance also on long descents and during aggressive braking
  • Fair price (mix and match your set - flat price): HADRON Ultimate EUR 1868/set and HADRON Classic EUR 1358/set
  • High quality DT Swiss components 

-> A price-point killer!

June 24, 2019

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

 

October 19, 2018

HADRON Ultimate 485 disc brake wheelset (TOUR Magazine September 2018)

The HADRON Ultimate 485 disc brake wheelset recommended by TOUR Magazine:

+ Value for money

+ Full-carbon 

+ DT Swiss components 

+ Tubeless ready 

+ Sizes: 485, 625, 800 (rim and disc brake) 

+ Mix & Match rim depth sizes 

 

September 11, 2018