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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake

Top level aero wheels for any course, in any conditions, the HADRON Ultimate 500 is at home climbing or descending mountain passes, as well as on flat, fast, time trial and triathlon courses. Their shallow rim profiles are designed to minimise the sensitivity to the wind, particularly in gusty conditions, whilst maintaining low drag and sailing effect. Available in both rim brake and disc brake versions. Full carbon clincher, tubeless ready construction. UCI approved.

 

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Hadron Ultimate Decals

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Specs

Weight / Rim Front Wheel Rear Wheel Wheel Set Aero Profile Height Max. Rim Width Brake Track Width
HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake
691g 838g 1529g 48.5mm 25mm 23mm
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
724g 889g 1613g 62.5mm 27mm 23mm
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
791g 936g 1727g 80mm 28mm 23mm
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
N/A 1090g N/A N/A N/A 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 180 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 10, 11, 12 speed frehub as standard. Also SRAM 10,11 speed compatible. Free hub kits available for order separately: Campagnolo 10,11, 12 speed, and 12-speed XDR Driver.

Hub

DT Swiss 180 DICUT to Swiss Side specification. Rear hub internals use 240s ratchet system in 180 DICUT hub shell, except for DISC rear wheel which uses the Ratchet EXP system. Rim brake wheel hub/axle dimensions are: 5 x 100mm QR front / 5 x 130mm QR rear. For DISC Rear Wheel: DT Swiss 180 DICUT, 36T Ratchet EXP. Rim brake wheel hub/axle dimensions are: 5 x 130mm QR rear.

Spokes

DT Swiss Aerolite II and Aero Comp II spokes with DT Swiss pro lock hidden aluminium nipples.
Front Rim Brake (radial pattern): 16 spokes (20 spokes for 500).
Rear Rim Brake (2:1 pattern): 21 spokes (24 spokes for 500).
Front Disc Brake (2-cross pattern): 24 spokes.
Rear Disc Brake (2-cross pattern): 24 spokes.

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 and/or Germany.
  • For EU customers, all pricing shown includes local VAT. Courier delivery time is typically 3-5 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.
  • The Swiss Side HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel for Rim Brake is not for sale or use in the USA and/or Canada. Any orders will be cancelled.

Package Includes

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

 

For full carbon DISC Rear Wheel: Tubeless valve, valve spacer, valve cover patch, pump adapter, QR skewer, brake pads (SwissStop Black Prince Flash Pro), wheel bag.

Tyre Size

We recommend using a 25mm tyre on the front and rear wheels. If  additional comfort is desired, a 28mm tyre can be used on the rear. We do not recommend tyres greater than 28mm width on rim brake wheels.

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
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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake
6
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
9
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
10

Aero Drag
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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
9
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
10
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
10

Aero Wind Stability
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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake
10
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
9
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
7
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
6

Weight
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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
7
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
6
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
5

Stiffness
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HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
8
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake
8

PERFORMANCE DELTAS FOR WHEEL COMBINATIONS

Wind Tunnel Data measured on 2018 model Canyon Speedmax CF SLX at 45km/h

Wheel Setup Front / Rear Drag (W) DIFFERENCE (W) STEERING MOMENT (Nm) DIFFERENCE (%)
800/DISC 56.10 -1.80 1.29 0%
800/800 57.90 0.00 1.29 0%
625/800 59.00 1.10 0.97 -25%
625/625 59.20 1.30 0.97 -25%
500/800 60.70 2.80 0.71 -45%
500/625 61.10 3.20 0.71 -45%
500/500 61.70 3.80 0.71 -45%

*Performance difference relative to the 'aero setup' - 800 / 800

Aero Performance Chart
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Wind Stability Chart
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Time Benefits

Speed Power Drag Reduction 40km 90km 180km
HADRON² Ultimate new 500
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
11.8W
5.6W
0m 40s
0m 50s
1m 30s
1m 52s
3m 00s
3m 44s
HADRON² Ultimate new 625
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
13.9W
6.5W
0m 47s
0m 59s
1m 47s
2m 12s
3m 34s
4m 24s
HADRON² Ultimate new 800
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
16W
7.5W
0m 55s
1m 08s
2m 03s
2m 32s
4m 06s
5m 04s
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel / FW 800
45km/h
35km/h
350W
180W
17.8W
8.4W
1m 01s
1m 16s
2m 17s
2m 50s
4m 34s
5m 40s

*Drag reduction given relative to standard road wheel set.

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Wheel Mapping

Tyre of Riding Time Trial Road Racing Training Alps
HADRON² Ultimate 500 Rim Brake
HADRON² Ultimate 625 Rim Brake
HADRON² Ultimate 800 Rim Brake
HADRON² DISC Rear Wheel Rim Brake

Product Reviews

HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake - Bikeradar Review (Dec. 2021)

Robin Wilmott, technical writer for bikeradar.com, has tested our HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake wheels. Check out what he has to say in his official report.

Verdict: 

If you want a fit-and-forget, reliably rapid all-conditions wheelset, the Ultimate 500 is a classy option.

- Stiff enough for effective sprinting and short, steep climbs, and light enough to maintain a high pace on long ascents.

- For all-round daily riding, they’re an ideal blend of aero and physical efficiency, with no performance or practical compromises.

December 01, 2021

HADRON² Ultimate 500 Disc Brake - RoadBIKE Review (Sept. 2021)

Several RoadBIKE editors tested the Hadron² Ultimate 500 wheels for more than 5000 kilometers.

Verdict:

- Fast, light and predictable
- Great acceleration
- Perfect power transmission
- Nice handling
- Easy to mount tubeless
- Smooth ceramic bearings

Read the entire review in German at RoadBIKE (September issue).

September 09, 2021

HADRON² Ultimate 500 disc brake - RoadBIKE Review (Aug. 2020)

The editors of RoadBIKE magazine tested the HADRON² Ultimate 500 for disc brake and wrote an extensive review about the new wheel set. Read entire HADRON² Ultimate 500 review (in German).

Verdict:

  • High quality construction
  • Light weight wheel set with quick uphill acceleration
  • Quick response
  • At a faster speed great sailing effect
  • Stable in high crosswinds
  • Smooth and predictable

Long-term test review will follow. Stay tuned.

August 25, 2020